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Even Google Is Feeling the Crunch

The Wired Science blog reports that Google will shut down its scientific data service in January without ever officially launching the product. In an email to beta testers, Google told users that it would nix its Google Research Datasets project, anticipated to help scientists deal with the data deluge by offering them a place to upload their data, in favor of "other activities such as Google Scholar, our Research Programs, and publishing papers about research at Google," the email says.

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.