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Remember When It Was the Biotechs That Got Acquired?

This article from the Wall Street Journal reports on Celgene's acquisition of Pharmion, which makes treatments for patients with blood cancer. Celgene, a biotech company, will make the purchase for $2.9 billion in cash and stock in an effort "to become a major global player in developing and marketing blood-cancer drugs," according to the article.

 

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.