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Going GMO (as Quietly as Possible)

An article from yesterday's New York Times details the coming challenges in deriving food from genetically modified organisms, particularly here in the US, where so far there aren't a lot of guidelines on the subject. Getting FDA to "spell out the rules of the game," the article says, could be the encouragement investors need to get active in this area -- while others contend that such guidelines would scare the public by having the GMO term associated with this food.

 

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.