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Boomers, Don't Worry About Going Blind

A £4 million donation from an anonymous private US donor will allow scientists to hunt for a surgical cure for age-related macular degeneration using human embryonic stem cells. The London Project to Cure AMD is a collaboration between the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Sheffield. It will be open access, completely available to scientists and clinicians worldwide. GTO wonders, though, who is this anonymous donor?

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.