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Oh, Boy. There Go the Egos

It's a strange world when biologists become celebrities. Newsweek has an article interviewing "10 of the most esteemed biologists" about the juggernaut that is life sciences. Referring to them as "The Einsteins of the 21st Century" (ugh), Newsweek's Q&A series includes Eric Lander, Lee Hood, Craig Venter, David Botstein, Svante Paabo, Phil Sharp, Rudolph Jaenisch, Kari Stefansson, George Church, and Jay Keasling.

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.