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He'll Be Under the Desk

NCI director John Niederhuber would like to stay on at his post, says the Wall Street Journal Health blog. Niederhuber told The Cancer Letter that his resignation letter to be submitted at the end of the Bush administration will say that he is willing to continue on in the Obama administration, even as an intramural scientist or a lower-level administrator. "It's a big place. I can easily hide," Niederhuber tells The Cancer Letter.

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.