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You Always Remember Your First Talk

Jonathan Eisen shares the embarrassing story of his first conference talk at his blog The Tree of Life. Not only did he barely sleep the night before (his room lacked an alarm clock and his talk was an early one), but just before his talk, he sat in a puddle of water spilled from a pitcher. "And so - there I was - dripping wet in my see through shorts - turning around and pointing to the screen talking about RecA as though all was fine," Eisen writes.

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.