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The DNA Test Doesn't Always Clear Up Legal Woes

In the New York Times magazine coming out this weekend, Ruth Padawer examines the relationship between biological paternity and legal paternity. While DNA tests might establish the former, the law has quite a different take on the latter, she finds. "The scientific advance that was supposed to offer clarity instead reveals just how murky society's notions of fatherhood actually are," Padawer writes.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.