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Glow in the Dark

At the Cochin College of Fisheries in Kerala, India, the dwindling number of ornamental fish has provided an opportunity to do some genetic experimentation, reports Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley. Certain species of ornamental fish are disappearing from the wild as they're being captured and smuggled out of India. At Cochin, researchers like CK Manoj are now trying new ways to breed the fish, and are adding things like genes to make the fish glow — the hope being that these genetically engineered fish will be more attractive to the ornamental fish trade so that the population in the wild can bloom again, Bazley says. But the worry, he adds, is that this work is being done largely without permission from authorities, and with almost no supervision.

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.