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Anything to Make Playing With Data More Fun

Over at bbgm, Deepak Singh talks about zooming tools and their potential application in healthcare and genomics. Interfaces like Zoomii and Microsoft Surface could become killer apps for visualizing and manipulating genomics data, he says. "I have had the chance to see some very excellent visualizations, but they tend to have poor UIs and interaction models. That's where I suspect we are going to see the most innovation in the coming years."

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.