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The Latest Term We Never Expected to Hear: "Genome Pop"

Why is Jason Bobe our source for all songs that are genome-related? We're not sure, but the Personal Genome blogger has done it again. This time the song is Polony a Go-Go, written by James Kugler, an undergrad working in George Church's lab. Check out the blog post for lyrics or click here to go straight to the song.

 

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.