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And the Winner Is...

Two Brits and an American were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine today for coming up with the technique to create knockout mice. Mario Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Oliver Smithies, 82, a native of Britain now at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales took home science’s top honor. Knockout mice were first used in 1989 to breed the rodents with medical conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure.

 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.