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Getting It to Work for You

Keith Robison's interest in next-gen sequencing is "shifting from hobby to work-central" and so in a recent blog post he discusses a new Nature Methods paper describing a program that helps identify indels. The program, called MoDIL, exhibited greater than 95 percent sensitivity in detecting indels of 20 base pairs or larger. "The program also explicitly models heterozygosity, allowing it to find heterozygous indels," Robison adds.

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.