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REPEAT: May 1, 2002


Instead of studying people who become obese and diabetic on a modern diet, we should study people who stay thin and control their blood-glucose levels regardless of what they eat. The big challenge is in the acquisition of research subjects who have these “super-healthy” phenotypes. They do not show up at hospitals looking for treatment.

— Maynard Olson, after speaking at CHI’s Tri-Genome Meeting in February

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.