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'Tis the Season

University students with a particular gene variant were more generous than other students without that particular variant while playing the Dictator Game. In Genes, Brain, and Behavior, researchers from Hebrew University’s psychology department report that the participants with a certain AVPR1a gene variant gave away nearly 50 percent more money than the others.

This holiday season, you can blame your Scrooge-like behavior on your genes.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.