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If They Get a Lot of Attention, Does It Really Matter Whether They're Right?

The Economist has a story following a PLoS Medicine paper from John Ioannidis and colleagues which argues that scientific publishing may be biased toward high-profile papers that may have less accurate findings. "With so many scientific papers chasing so few pages in the most prestigious journals, the winners could be the ones most likely to oversell themselves," the article says. Ultimately, that might "make it more likely that the leading journals will publish dramatic, but what may ultimately turn out to be incorrect, research."

 

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.