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$400 Million? Drop in the Bucket

The Broad Institute's big announcement this morning is that Eli and Edythe Broad will be giving the institute $400 million and will be making its 10-year experiment as a genomic research center permanent. Eli Broad told the Boston Globe: "It's the biggest investment we've ever made, and we think the returns are just great from what we've seen so far." This latest gift from the Broads is the largest made to any US academic institution for biomedical research.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.