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Food for Those BIO Activists

Perhaps this year's protests at the annual BIO meeting won't be so lackluster, as a report from the biotech advocacy group International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications says farmers planted a record number of genetically engineered crops last year. The most common crops were corn, soy, and cotton, and according to the report, much of the yield from those 252 million acres went to feeding livestock. Argentina, Brazil, and the US planted the most genetically engineered crops, reports this article.

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.