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Recipe for Success: Less Money, More Time?

Geoff Davis and Peter Fiske, who run the blog at phds.org, asked readers to write in with how they would change the NIH funding strategy if they were in charge. Now that several responses are in, some of the favorite suggestions are reducing the size of grants (we're interpreting that as "Stop writing huge checks to the Broad!") and lengthening the grant durations by a few years. Check it out and throw in your own two cents.

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.