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And What's in This Tube?

The end of the year maybe a good time to clean out the lab, and the folks over at Bitesize Bio offer tips on how to best catalog samples. "If you stay organized and implement a clear and concise cataloging system from day one, it will save you time and energy in the long run," Ellen Moran at Bitesize Bio notes.

She suggests that researchers make sure that their writing legible when they are to labeling samples — with their initials as well as the data and experiment — on their tubes. Additionally, she says to keep an inventory of what's in the different fridges or freezers in a binder. A key tip is to "keep it simple. Make sure your cataloging can be followed and understood by other lab members," she says, adding that it also important for researchers to be sure that they are following all regulations regarding their experimental materials.

After that, it's time to tackle the food fridge...

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.