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Goings-On in Cancer Genomics

Mass Genomics's Dan Koboldt rounds up a recent cancer genomics meeting in St. Louis, which included talks from Peter Campbell, Richard Gibbs, and Elaine Mardis, among others. Campbell introduced the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's first cancer genome; Gibbs spoke about Baylor's multiple-platform approach to whole genome sequencing; and Mardis gave an overview of the strategies being used at Washington University to use next-gen sequencing to study cancer genomes.

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.