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Fake Out

Bambang Parmanto resigned as the editor-in-chief of the Open Information Science Journal after a fake paper was accepted by the journal for publication, reports the Guardian. The paper 'Deconstructing Access Points' was computer-generated and submitted by Philip Davis, a graduate student at Cornell University, and the New England Journal of Medicine's Kent Anderson under false names; they gave their affiliation as Centre for Research in Applied Phrenology, or CRAP. After the paper was accepted, Davis revealed that it was a hoax to test the editorial standards at the journal. "I never saw the paper," Parmanto tells the New Scientist. "It's a breakdown in the process."

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.