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Click Your Heels Three Times and Bow to the Google Gods

In a blog post for Nodalpoint, Duncan Hull takes a moment to imagine a shiny, happy world where the Google geniuses offer metabolic maps. "When it comes to charting and understanding metabolic pathways, we're still at the 'here be dragons' stage of bio-cartography," he writes, envisioning a better world where scientists could "effortlessly swish around the metabolome / proteome / genome / [insert-your-favourite]ome."

 

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.