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Unpleasant, But Important


A new study in the British Journal of Medicine reports that women with cervical cancer are more likely to survive if they were diagnosed with a Pap smear, reports CBS News' Ryan Jaslow. The researchers tracked more than 1,200 cervical cancer patients and found that the women who had been diagnosed through a Pap smear had a 92 percent cure rate compared to a 66 percent cure rate in women who were diagnosed because they had symptoms, Jaslow says. The researchers add that waiting for symptoms to appear means the cancer is further along when detected and is then harder to treat.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.