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Bertozzi for the Win

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that University of California, Berkeley, professor Carolyn Bertozzi has been awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — which "honors an outstanding mid-career inventor who is dedicated to improving our world through technological invention and innovation," according to the Lemelson-MIT program press release — for her work in the field of biotechnology. Bertozzi, who teaches chemistry and molecular and cellular biology, was awarded the honor for her research in manipulating living cells and their processes, the Chronicle says, adding that her work has led to advances in diagnosing and treating cancer and inflammatory diseases. The press release from Lemelson-MIT says Bertozzi is currently working on manipulating processes within living cells to engineer their surfaces and secreted proteins. She and her team study glycans and are developing nanotechnologies to probe biological systems, the release says.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.