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Lee Hood on New Technologies

The Institute for Systems Biology's Leroy Hood tells MedGadget that his institute is working on several new technologies, including single-cell analysis, targeted mass spectrometry, and family genome sequencing. In addition, he says that patient wellness and personalized medicine are two of the main trends in medicine right now. He later adds that pilot programs are imperative to translate new technologies from the bench to the clinic. "Having been involved in a series of projects that lead to paradigm shifts, such as the Human Genome Project and P4 medicine, I can say that what has persuaded people in all cases has been the clear demonstration of value that can be gained by using the new approach," Hood says.

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.