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The Genome Guru Speaks

George Church has been making the news lately with his Personal Genome Project, being on the advisory boards of both 23andMe and Knome -- as well as going for the Archon X Prize. MIT's Tech Review interviewed Church about all of his endeavors, and what might be on the entrance exam to the Personal Genome Project. (Hint: it'll see if you understand basic genetics, the possibility of re-identification, and informed consent.)

The Scan

WHO OKs Emergency Use of Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for Sinopharm's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Guardian reports.

Scientific Integrity Panel to Meet

According to the Associated Press, a new US scientific integrity panel is to meet later this week.

Trying in the Eye

NPR reports that a study of Editas Medicine's CRISPR therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis has begun.

PLOS Papers on Cerebellum Epigenetics, Copy Number Signature Tool, Acute Lung Injury Networks

In PLOS this week: epigenetics analysis of brain tissue, bioinformatics tool to find copy number signatures in cancer, and more.