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Welcome to Web 2.0

Bioinformatics researchers should learn web development skills, says this post at Web 2.0 and Semantic Web for Bioinformatics. So far, genomic datasets are downloaded, set up locally, and then analyzed in what could be considered a mashup, but it won't always be like that. Agbiotec predicts that within five years, bioinformatics institutions will start to take a Web 2.0 approach. "And for that I refer you to Amazon Web Services, where bioinformaticians can build their own NCBI running on Rails and sell it to other Web 2.0-minded scientists, who understand the (added) value of an inter-operable web of data," writes Agbiotec.


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.