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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

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.