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At Last, a Genetic Explanation for Mr. Clean

A GWAS for male-pattern baldness found two stretches of the genome linked with the condition, reports the BBC. One in seven men has both genetic variants, according to the study published recently in Nature Genetics. One region is the androgen receptor gene and another is on chromosome 20. "Male pattern baldness has a strong inherited aspect and understanding that may well lead to better treatments and novel approaches," says Val Randall of the Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford.

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.