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Do You Need More Danger in Your Life?

In the August issue, Wired lists the most dangerous jobs in science. Being an astronaut may top the list, but biologists make the list quite a few times: coming in at number two are researchers working in biosafety level four labs (seriously, guys, Ebola is dangerous); lab technicians working with Doctors Without Borders also rank (not only are diseases nasty, but there are those pesky bullets flying around); and just being a graduate student (you think you know what you're doing, and then ka-boom!).

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.