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Sara Harris, Matt Fleischer, Brad Stenger, Glenn Steiner

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A native of Maryland, Sara Harris (“Razor Sharp RIKEN,” p. 40) first went to Japan in 1992. She worked for several years at the bilingual weekly newspaper Shukan ST and currently is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in the Japan Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

Matt Fleischer (“My Kingdom for an Ethics Litmus Test,” p. 24) is a staff writer covering health and science issues for The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer. He has written for the New York Observer, the Village Voice, and New York magazine.

When the weather’s nice in Atlanta, Brad Stenger (“Small Packages, Great Things,” p. 27) says he’s more likely to be out training for a marathon than at his workstation in the afternoon. So it’s hard to imagine how he finds time for his many career tracks. Stenger designs interfaces in Mark Gerstein’s Bioinformatics Research Group at Yale and studies human-computer interaction in a master’s program at Georgia Tech. He also writes for Technology Review, digitalsouth, and BioSpace.com. And he gets the occasional gig helping architects plan high-tech lab spaces.

Glenn Steiner, who shot photos at DNA Sciences and Lynx Therapeutics for this issue, has been watching the world through a viewfinder since he opened his San Francisco studio in 1976. He’s worked with everything from hand-processed black and white to digital photography. In addition to visiting genomics companies, Glenn’s work takes him around the world, from Singapore to Greece to Belgium.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.