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Scathing Reviews

Yesterday we served up a book review in which Richard Dawkins (surprise!) slammed a new book supporting intelligent design. To bring things full circle, today we have an essay from David Sloan Wilson on eSkeptic, homepage of the Skeptic Society, in which he takes Dawkins to task (when you get to the page, scroll down to find the essay). Sloan says that in Dawkins' latest book, The God Delusion, the author "has not done any original work on the subject and he has not fairly represented the work of his colleagues."

 

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.