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Just Because You're Good at Something...

Title IX, the law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, has recently been extended to science. NSF, NASA, and the DOE have set up programs to look for sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal grants, the NYT reports. Critics say that science departments shouldn't have to fill quotas, with studies suggesting that there isn't much bias if women's interests are calibrated for. "Creating equal opportunities for women does not mean that they'll choose what men choose in equal numbers," clinical psychologist and columnist Susan Pinker says.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.