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Gobble Gobble, Cluck Cluck

Pass the squash, pass the stuffing, pass the Meleagris gallopavo? Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, researchers in the Netherlands report their discovery of two inter- and 57 intra-chromosomal rearrangements between the turkey and chicken genomes. In genotyping more than 1,000 birds for 775 SNPs, the team constructed a linkage map of 531 markers in 28 groups, the largest of which contains 81 loci. In a BMC Genomics paper, the team shows that the M. gallopavo and chicken genomes are both "highly conserved." While this probably won't influence your holiday menu-planning, Daily Scan says it could make for an interesting dinnertime conversation.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.