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JAMA Does Genomics

The Journal of the American Medical Association is seeking papers for an April 2013 theme issue on genomics and healthcare.

According to a call for submissions published in this week's issue, "for the purpose of the issue, genomics will be liberally interpreted to encompass investigations involving a holistic approach to understanding how genes and gene products interact with each other and the environment to result in health or disease."

Manuscripts should address one of three "major thematic areas" related to genomics: "(1) advances in the understanding of health and disease states; (2) advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions; and (3) advances in the translation of genomics to improved health outcomes in individuals and populations, including issues related to a broader context of genomics in society."

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.