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If We Just Had Petabyte-Size Flash Drives

The New York Times has an article about the growing need for massive-scale data handling and analysis at universities. "Better telescopes and genome sequencers are as much to blame for this data glut as are faster computers and bigger hard drives," the story says, adding that most students are trained on personal computers or clusters. "But even these machines fail to churn through enough data to really challenge and train a young mind meant to ponder the mega-scale problems of tomorrow." The article also recounts efforts from IBM and Google in the past two years to increase university access to truly high-capacity computer systems.

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.