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It May Be a Case of Incentives

Personal genomics, says Deepak Singh, may motivate people to learn more about genetics as well as themselves. He points to Kevin, a blogger who had his genome sequenced and who then learned more about the genetic basis of diseases, and then wonders if Kevin or others like him would be moved to learn about genome-wide association studies. "I suspect most will not be curious, but a small percentage will be, and that's a few more people more knowledgeable about their own biology, and the limitations of our own knowledge," blogs Deepak.

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.