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Honors All Around

Three researchers — Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City, the University of Wisconsin's James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan's Kyoto University — have been awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their groundbreaking work in stem cells, reports the Associated Press. All three will equally share the $500,000 prize. Yamanaka and Thomson are being lauded for their work with induced pluripotent stem cells, AP says, and Fuchs for her work on the biology of stem cells, specifically how the cells make hair and skin and how they repair wounds.

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.