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A Fantasy Genome League?

Fantasy football and baseball leagues have caught on, but what about fantasy genome sequencing? At the New York Times, Olivia Judson says it's a good game for a rainy day. If she could sequence any organism, she'd go with the African coelacanth. She says this type of fish is interesting because its closest relative are lungfish and tetrapods and because it is a living fossil. "Preliminary genetic evidence suggests that coelacanths are, indeed, evolving more slowly than the rest of us. A study of their genome might help us to understand why," Judson writes.

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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.