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Over at the Wiley Life Science Blog, written by the publisher's life science staff, Andrew Moore discusses writing review articles, and the importance of learning to do so early on in one's research career. "For a PhD student to write a review is certainly a good thing, but not because it's a straightforward way into the literature — rather because of a more noble aim: that of contributing novel, synthetic, insights to one's field," says Moore, editor of Wiley's BioEssays , adding that "many people in science are in it for the challenge of understanding new things; a good review … can be a masterpiece of thinking and writing that will be read (and cited) by a disproportionately large readership compared with the primary literature it contains."

Plus, Moore says, integrating existing knowledge to produce new meaning can be equally important as making new discoveries.

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 is 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.