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Networked Is Slightly Different Than Networking

At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks outlines what's being called the age of Networked Science, as opposed to Big Science and Team Science of years past.  She wonders if it will, in the end, be good for scientists. "Call me cynical, but I'm just thinking that an arrangement which saves companies the expense of having to actually 'hire researchers to meet all [their] rapidly evolving scientific needs' cannot possibly be in the best long-term interests of the scientists themselves," she writes, of an article that appeared in this week's The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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.