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People in the News: Sep 16, 2011 (rev. 1)

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Selventa CEO David de Graaf has been selected to serve on the scientific advisory board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Cancer Systems Biology.

MIT's CCSB is one of 10 formed under the National Cancer Institute's Integrative Cancer Biology Program that focus on developing and implementing computational models to analyze cancer as a complex biological system.

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.