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Researchers should report all financial interests related to their work to their institution and NIH should lower institutions' disclosure threshold for researchers' external financial interests to $5,000 from $10,000, suggest the Association of American Universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education the two groups sent a joint letter to NIH yesterday outlining ways to increase oversight of conflicts of interest. The 12-page letter is available as a pdf at the AAU website.

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.