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On Fraud

The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog speaks with John Dahlberg, who is the director of the Division of Investigative Oversight in the Office of Research Integrity at HHS, about scientific fraud. Dahlberg says that fraud cases are rare and when they do occur it's often a grad student or a postdoc succumbing to pressure, either from a PI or self-imposed. If the damage is serious, Dahlberg says "we'll recommend voluntary exclusion. It's like a disbarment. They will not seek [federal] funds or spend them, including Medicare and Medicaid."

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.