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Keeping DNA on the Down Low

The New York Times reports in this brief article on President Bush's call for a law to protect the privacy of genetic information -- a bill that has long been seen as the foundation for any kind of biobanking effort here in the US. In a talk he gave at NIH, Bush said, "If a person is willing to share his or her genetic information, it is important that that information not be exploited in improper ways," according to the story.

At least we'll still be able to exploit genetic information in ways we consider proper.

 

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.