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Lee Stirling Churchman

Lee Stirling Churchman, a postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, was recently named a Damon Runyon Fellow.
According to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the fellowship will support Churchman’s work examining endocytosis using quantitative RNAi-based genetic interaction maps.
“Understanding endocytosis is directly relevant to cancers involving viral entry and indirectly involved in most cancers due to its integral role in intercellular signaling,” the organization 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

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