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Repositive Autism Data Collection

Repositive has launched the Autism Data Collection, a database comprised of over 6,500 datasets from autism patients. The datasets were sourced from nine different data sources and include whole-exome sequencing data, microRNA data, and data on the role of the microbiome in autism. The whole-exome sequencing data makes up the largest portion of the database, and was generated through a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the company said.

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.