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Overheard at the Dinner Table: Make It Public! Keep It Private!

Over at her Discovering Biology in a Digital World blog, Sandra Porter's latest post outlines the growing tension between open access and genetic privacy. While the community in general endorses open access, it may be a difficult challenge to reconcile that goal with keeping genomic information private, she says. What happens when one person makes his genome publicly available, but the family members who share parts of that person's DNA don't consent?

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.