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FASEB Honors Gail Martin

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has announced that Gail Martin will receive the 2011 Excellence in Science Award in honor of her work in embryonic stem cell research. Namely, her FGF-signaling research has elucidated human disease mechanisms, and she and her "colleagues were the first to demonstrate that female pluripotent stem cells contain two active X-chromosomes and can undergo X-inactivation in vitro when they form embryoid bodies, and she went on to characterize some of the epigenetic events leading to X-inactivation," according to a FASEB release. The award, sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, will be presented along with an "unrestricted research grant" of $10,000, according to FASEB.

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.