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It's (Not Surprisingly) Systemic

Columbia University Medical Center has published new research that suggests that a hormone from the skeleton, osteocalcin, acts to systemically alter and influence blood sugar levels, potentially contributing to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that osteocalcin signals fat cells as well as the pancreas, findings that may lead to potentially new drug targets as well as a more personalized approach to treatment.

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.