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C'est La Vie

The NYT has an article on Douglas C. Prasher, a man who was instrumental in finding the GFP gene but who didn't share the Nobel in chemistry this year, recently awarded to three scientists, for its discovery and usage as an intracellular marker. Instead, life took its turns, Prasher dropped out of science, and he now drives a courtesy van for a car dealer. Prasher says he is not bitter: "There are other people who would have deserved it a whole lot more than me," he says in the story. "They worked their butts off over their entire lives for science and I haven't."

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.