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And They're Darn Cute, Too

If you don't already have your own bacterial genome, you can now adopt one, reports Jonathan Eisen at his Tree of Life blog. The JGI's education program has started an "Adopt a GEBA Genome" project (GEBA is for the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea initiative) that "makes available a selection of recently sequenced genomes for use in undergraduate courses," Eisen writes. "For example, students can analyze the six open reading frames for a given fragment of DNA, compare the results of various gene calling algorithms, assign function by sequence homology, and use gene ortholog neighborhoods for comparative genomics and annotate biochemical pathways, while learning the underlying biological concepts in a variety of science courses."

The deadline for adoption is Nov. 2, so get cracking.

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.