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For the Lab On the Go

Deepak Singh is imagining a world where labs are stocked with mobile devices instead of desktops. Though PCs will always be necessary, blogs Singh, will there be a day when these mobile devices can keep track of an experiment's status or be used to update your lab notebook? "I suspect many of my brethren and readers will attribute these thoughts to my gadget lust, which I will plead guilty to, but it’s closer than one might think," he writes.

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.