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It's a Whole New Vista

All right, this one technically has nothing to do with genomics or its sister fields. But who doesn't enjoy some schadenfreude at the expense of Microsoft?

This article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer takes us on a tour of what to watch at the computer giant in the coming year, starting, of course, with the new Vista operating system. Reporter Todd Bishop notes that in spite of the company's assurance that this platform will be safer from viruses and the other security breaches that have plagued Windows users, Microsoft has already "suffered a setback with the recent discovery of the first Windows Vista security bug."

My, those Macs are looking good.


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.