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Eh, It's Just Pocket Change Anyway

For those of you with a healthy sense of schadenfreude, Harvard University's endowment dropped $350 million in the last month, reports the Wall Street Journal. Harvard's endowment management firm is usually seen as "trail-blazing" in its management of the school's $29 billion, says the Journal, so this misstep of an investment in Sowood Capital, a hedge fund firm set up by Harvard's former foreign-stock holdings manager, was something of a surprise.

We've all lost a few bucks here and there in an office pool, but $350 million? Really?

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

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