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Scientists have found a genetic variation that appears both to increase risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and to indicate which people "will grow out of the learning disability," according to this story from Technology Review. The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, was led by neuroscientist Philip Shaw, who says, "This is the first step in individualizing treatment for ADHD based on genetic make-up."

 

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.