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Easing Doubts

The US National Institutes of Health caused many researchers to become concerned when it announced in 2010 that the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program would be under the auspices of the then-proposed, now-realized National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, says ScienceInsider's Jocelyn Kaiser. The worry for researchers was that NCATS officials would have no interest in supporting CTSAs for aspects of medicine that don't involve therapeutics, she adds. However, doubts may be easing slightly, after NIH issued a request for applications for CTSAs due to be renewed. The program, which has a 2012 budget of $461 million, is set to renew activities including community research and epidemiology, Kaiser says.

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.