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If It's Wacky, It Just May Work

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced 81 recipients of its five-year, $100,000 global health research grants. Among the winners are Mass General's Mei Wu, who will be determining whether shooting a laser at someone's skin before giving a vaccine will boost immune response; University of Exeter researchers who want to see if magnets can be used to detect malaria parasite waste in human blood; and Rutgers' Eric Lam, who wants to try to use tomatoes to deliver antiviral drugs.

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.