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Again With the IT Demands?

A post on ZDNet offers a Q&A with Peter Covitz, COO of the NCI Center for Bioinformatics, about the Cancer Genome Atlas. And no, we're not still talking about the scientific merit of the multimillion-dollar project; this interview focuses on the IT needs to handle the coming avalanche of data.

For more from Covitz, check out his informatics column in GT's latest issue here.

 

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.