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Venter a Go Go

With all the brouhaha over Craig Venter's (!) diploid (!) human (!) genome, we mostly heard other people's reactions to the sequence data. So it's time to give J. Craig a moment or two of his own. Follow this link for a Q&A with Venter published in the international edition of Newsweek. And this link will take you to CNN, where Venter blogs about his own genome.


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.