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News Flash: Your Job Makes You Trendy

Over at HealthNex, a blog associated with IBM, guest contributor Hsien-Hsien Lei offers up a fun top 10 list of the ways DNA technology will change your life. #10: DNA makes you hip. "Pop culture references to DNA are rife. If you want to be 'in,' learn how to mention DNA in casual conversation," Lei 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.