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In This Climate, You Need All the Help You Can Get

While it might take awhile to actually land an interview in this economy, Bitesize Bio has seven tips on how to handle it once you do. Most importantly, interviewees should know the company inside and out, make it clear (even if you're unsure) that you really do want to work for that specific outfit, and stress your ability and desire to learn new things. "No candidate actually matches every qualification on the list -- employers don't expect you to. If they list 10 'nice-to-have' qualities and you have 5 of them, apply."

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.