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Genetically Jacked. Athletically Stacked.

We couldn't make this up if we tried.

Professional wrestler and American Gladiator Matt Morgan will have his DNA sequenced, and the data will be taken to the International Space Station by video game developer and soon-to-be space tourist Richard Garriott this October as part of a project called "Operation Immortality," run by game company NCsoft. According to the press release, "Morgan, who stands seven feet tall and weighs 320 pounds, has been described as 'the most genetically-jacked, athletically stacked giant in the world.'" We, um, think that's supposed to be a compliment.


The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.