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What if We Move?

According to a new study from researchers at Kings College London, the question of nature versus nurture may vary depending on location, reports NPR's Shots blog. As they write in Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers analyzed and mapped out geocoded data on 45 phenotypes from 6,759 twin pairs involved in the Twins Early Development Study. From this, they found that the contribution of genes and environment to complex traits varies based on location, and then made "maps that identify hotspots in the UK where either genetic or environmental factors dominate," the Shots blog says.

"You can see areas where the variation is explained by genes, and areas where it's explained by the environment," lead author Oliver Davis adds.

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.