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Not So Different After All

"Which species is more diverse, humans or chimps?" asks Michael White at Adaptive Complexity. The answer, he says, is chimps, though both people and chimps are less diverse than fruit flies. He then walks through how genetic diversity is measured and what the genetic differences among human populations are. "Most of the genetic variation among humans has nothing to do with differences in populations," he adds.

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.