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Just Be Glad There Weren't Paparazzi in Your Day, Charlie

The Darwin coverage hasn't slowed down yet. Here's a piece by University College London's Michael Neve speculating on how our scientist-hero would've reacted to all of this celebration of his work. (In a word: badly.) Neve cites "Darwin's deep need for privacy" as just one reason that the scientist "would have surely reached for the word 'deluge' or 'explosion' to describe the sheer amount of activity that we are all witnessing to celebrate his birth in 1809 and the 1859 publication of The Origin of Species."

Meanwhile, Discover magazine's March issue offers a special focus on Darwin. Check out this article on evidence that humans have undergone rapid evolution in the past 10,000 years, and this story on modern-day Galapagos -- the research hotspots of today, including deep ocean trenches, abandoned mines, and New Guinea, among others.

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.