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It's My Data, and I'll Cry If I Want To (Or Not)

Over at The Personal Genome, Jason Bobe blogs about keeping biological data for non-clincial purposes separate from data for medical reasons, and lists some reasons. One, both physicians and regulators are already overburdened; two, restrictions on genetic testing presents problems regarding individual autonomy; and three, standardizing tests clinically puts an "unfair burden on individuals who may want to specifically avoid clinical implications of genetic sequence data."

GTO likes the feeling of going under with our eyes closed and nose plugged, too.

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.