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Still Looking for a Head

Wall Street Journal reports that Peggy Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein are expected to become commissioner and deputy commissioner, respectively, of the US Food and Drug Administration. Hamburg was a health commissioner in New York City, and Sharfstein is the health chief in Baltimore. "The White House wants to position the FDA commissioner as someone who will lead the agency back to its core mission of public health, and the focus on Dr. Hamburg and Dr. Sharfstein fits that message, said people close to the situation," the article says.

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.