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All About Misdirection

If you've never been good at putting a paper in the 'reject' pile for fear of being unmasked, blogger Blake Stacey at Science After Sunclipse posts a chain letter for you. The goal, it says, is to redirect the authors' rage. You could pretend to be British and add 'u's to words even pretend to be an American pretending to be British and overuse words such as "dodgy" in your review. Or pretend to be Canadian. Or German. If those aren't for you, pretend to be one of those five or so people in your field that seem to never like your own work.

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.