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Bravo! ... But We're Still Counting on That Veto

Last week, the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH told Congress that the US government's limits on stem cell research mean that scientists are "missing out on possible breakthroughs." Story Landis, NINDS director, was asked by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to tell the Senate what impact President George W. Bush's funding restrictions have had, according to this article from Yahoo! News.

The Senate is slated to vote on the bill soon, and if it is passed it is widely expected to be vetoed for a second time by Bush.

 

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.