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When It Comes To Blogging, Trackbacks Are Important, Too!

At A Blog Around the Clock, the online community manager over at PLoS ONE tallies up the number of comments already posted to the first Journal Club discussion this fall, led by Jonathan Eisen. In just one week, there've been three ratings, each with a comment, one trackback, seven annotations, and four discussions spurring 14 more comments. While GTO pointed out that some folks weren't so happy with the comment feature's functionality, Bora Zivkovic says to be patient, as they’re still working out all the bugs (and to contact the webmaster if you encounter one!). Over at business|bytes|genes|molecules, Deepak Singh comments on the ultimate utility of Topaz being in the trackback feature, arguing that PubMed should add a similar feature "that allows you to see in real time (and without having to go elsewhere) about the universe of conversation around a particular paper."

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.