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Lab Coats and 'Skinny Genes'

If you've ever wondered what "hipster science" might be like, then the Twitter feed #hipsterscience could be for you. DrugMonkey mined the discussion for what he considers the most humorous takes on things that hypothetical hipper-than-thou labmates might say, such as "I use my own heirloom goat's milk for blocking buffers," a submission from user superkas, and JoshRosenau's addition: "My primers are organically made by a guy I know. You wouldn't have heard of him." Hypothetical hipster labmates on Twitter also show a tendency toward self-publishing, a general preference for overhead projectors over PowerPoint, and a strict dress code. According to user dorsalstream: "I only work with skinny genes."

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.