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Well, Here's Something We Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

The theory that humans were entirely responsible for the extinction of the woolly mammoth might be a bit homo-centric, according to a new, large-scale study. Evolutionary biologists have found that the creatures had progressively less and less genetic diversity that made them incapable of adapting to changing conditions, suggesting that they were actually facing the end of the line even before humans entered the picture, according to this 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.