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The End of the Biotech Intranet?

Fortune magazine has an article about the growing popularity of apps developed by companies for their employees. Why are we telling you this? Two of the companies cited in the article as having extensive app suites are Medtronic and Genentech, the latter of which has even built a database of compounds called the Small Molecule Data Integration app. Such company-developed apps are "available only through a private storefront" to employees, rather than downloadable from Apple or Android, the article says. Genentech "has created some 20 mobile apps for its employees — and a dozen more are in the works," the story adds.

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.