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All Right, Who Put the Squid Genes in the Octopus?

Hawaii isn't just good for volcanoes and surfing. This article from Honolulu's Star Bulletin reports on what appears to be a new sea-dwelling species. The creature looks like half squid and half octopus, according to the scientists who have flocked to examine it. Sounds like a genome sequencing project to us.

 

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.