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Genetics 2.0

Science Progress discusses a recent article in the American Journal of Bioethics from Stanford's Sandra Soo-Jin Lee and LaVera Crawley that explores the combination of direct-to-consumer genomics and social networking, particularly focusing on how it affects consumer health and privacy. Lee tells Science Progress that not all genetic information is strictly personal -- it may have implications for the person's children or grandchildren. She adds that although GINA gives people protection against discrimination, it's not clear how information shared over a social network will be treated.

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.