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Gs, Cs, As, and Ts Galore

"How large is the human genome in days?" asks The New York Times' David Pogue at his blog.

Researchers, bioinformaticians, and artists have come together to take that question on, charting "the vastness of human nucleotides" in a new online exhibit, Pogue reports.

Yonder Biology, the company known for its DNA-centric art, is working to display the human genome over time. For its "A Complete Genome in Time" piece, the company says it is reading approximately 100 bases per second for a total of 365 days, using the human reference genome build 19. "The application will cycle through chromosomes 1-22, X [and] Y," Yonder Biology says. Track the piece's progress, here.

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.