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'Molecular Mysteries' of Longevity

Canada's National Post this week examines the work of academic researchers working to solve "the molecular mysteries of the healthy to stave off disease and aging." Achieving this, University of Illinois at Chicago's Stuart Olshansky tells the National Post, "will be more important for public health than the introduction of antibiotics. …This will be the medical breakthrough of the 21st Century when it happens." Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Nir Barzilai adds that longevity is "all genetics. … To be 100 years old, it's strongly genetic."

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.