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Examining Journal-Journalism Embargoes

At Shots, NPR’s health blog, Scott Hensley discusses the merits of journals’ press embargoes. In gathering opinions on the practice, Hensley writes that “some say embargoes breed journalistic dependency and laziness.” He also highlights the blog Embargo Watch, written by Reuters Health's Ivan Oransky, which tracks journal-journalism embargo controversies. Most recently, Oransky details what he calls the “PNAS problem” that occurs when certain papers aren’t posted online when the embargo lifts. “I suppose journalists could refuse to publish stories on papers until they’re available online,” Oransky writes. “But I think that’s highly impractical.”

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.