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Yes, You Really Have to Study; No, You Don't Have to Get Out of Your Jammies

Here's a good excuse to brush up on your bioinformatics skills while lounging at home in your PJs: The University of Manchester will be hosting distance learning classes in bioinformatics this coming March, and applications are now being accepted. Courses include Bioinformatics for Systems Biology, Introduction to Microarray Data Analysis, The Science of Proteomics, and many more.

 

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.