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51 and Counting

Trey at The OpenHelix blog has been poking around with the recently launched, newest version of Ensembl, which is now at version 51. He's a bit iffy on the interface, which might just be due to the fact that anything new is usually hard to use at first glance. He thinks that performance is better overall, as pages seem to load faster than before. There's also a "simpler way to add your own data, though as yet I haven't found an easily accessible explanation of formatting the data," he says.

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.