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Recording the Process Is the Hardest Part

Over at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon is trying to move to open notebook status and says that it's not been an easy process. He says it's hard to keep up with recording the process of finding experimental solutions (instead, it's easier just to write out the successful protocol), and that data analysis -- "particularly when it uses a variety of specialist software tools" -- is difficult to record. "The common theme here is 'fiddling' and the difficulty of recording it efficiently, accurately, and usefully," he 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.