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Laying Down the Authorship Law

The blogger at Life of a Lab Rat is now stricter about whose name goes on a paper. Simply, he writes that if you work on his project you’ll be on the paper and if you do the writing as well, then you’ll be first author. If you help out by supplying a reagent or proofing the paper, he’ll give you an acknowledgment. But what he says he won’t do is put someone’s name on the paper because that person is important. Read about the skirmish that led to this decision here.

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.