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Glad These Aren't Your Students?

According to an exam paper posted at comedy site Kontraband, verifying mutants in your phenotypic screen by "using the radioactive ooze" and drawing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle won't get you any marks. Also, yelling "All your base belong to us" will land you three days of out-of-school suspension.

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.