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Better Sample Tracking: LoJack for DNA

You may think RFID has nothing to do with systems biology, but we're willing to bet that if the Broad Institute is considering using it, others won't be long to follow. In this column from Stephen Miles at MIT, the author reports on some of the latest uses of RFID tagging technology, including an example of how scientists at the Broad propose to use it to track samples.

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.