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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

mRNA-Based Vaccine on the Way in China

China may soon have its own mRNA-based vaccine, according to Nature News.

Arranged Killing, Fraud Alleged by Prosecutors

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors allege that the co-founder of a biotech arranged to have a business associate who threatened to expose him as a fraud killed.

Whirlwind Decade of CRISPR

The New York Times looks back at the 10 years since the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues published their CRISPR paper.

PNAS Papers on Blue Cone Monochromacy Structural Variants, HIV-1 Mutant, T-ALL

In PNAS this week: structural variants linked to blue cone monochromacy, HIV-1 variants affecting the matrix protein p17, and more.