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Bringing Darwin Back to Life

Down House, Charles Darwin's home in Kent, England, is set to reopen to the public this week with a new permanent exhibition marking 200 years since he was born. The house and gardens have been restored and visitors can come and see what it was like to live and work here, as Darwin did for 40 years until his death. "It places Down House firmly on the international map as one of the world's most important scientific heritage sites," says Sir Barry Cunliffe, chairman of English Heritage, the group that led the restoration project. Nailing more than a few details, the organization has even brought the potted plants on top of the piano back to life -- "Darwin used to have his wife and children play music to earthworms and study the effect it had on the creatures," says a story in the BBC.

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.