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Just Keep Bidding

If you're feeling a bit low on funds to keep your lab running, try taking David Ng's approach. He was looking into whether a layman could set up a molecular biology lab -- and it appears to be fairly straightforward, if you use eBay: a microcentrifuge for $45.99, an agarose gel box for $99.99, or a PCR thermal cycler for $149.99. All in all, Ng finds it would take less than $1,000 to get much of the basic equipment needed.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.