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Celebrating Neuroscience

The Kavli Foundation has announced the 2010 Kavli Prize laureates in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Genentech's Richard Scheller was recognized for his use of recombinant DNA techniques to identify genes encoding for neuropeptides. Thomas Südhof, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, was honored for his contributions to investigations of "the molecular basis of signaling in the nervous system." Yale Univesity's James Rothman was lauded for his reseach on the molecular "mechanisms responsible for intracellular transport and secretion of neurotransmitters and other proteins." Together, the three investigators are being honored by the Kavli Foundation for "discovering the molecular basis of neurotransmitter release." The awards were distributed September 7 at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, and each included a cash prize of $1 million.

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.