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The Year of Venter?

Time magazine is getting ready to decide who its "Person of the Year" for 2010 will be. Among the candidates is Craig Venter. Time says Venter's been nominated for "creating DNA using chemicals in a lab and inserting it into a living bacterium." Time does note that not only can Venter be "polarizing" but also that his work itself raises safety questions as well as scientific and philosophical ones.

It's a tough race — Venter is up against such notables as Lady Gaga, Glenn Beck, and Tony Hayward. Swing on over to Time to give your two cents' worth.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.