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Let Us Interest You in a Genome Sequence Instead

Over at Omics! Omics!, Keith Robison ponders the use of the term "exome sequencing," which he worries is being "taken a bit too literally." "It is true that these approaches catch a bit of surrounding DNA due to library construction and the targeting approaches cover splice junctions, but what about some of the other important sequences?," he writes. "There are quite a few well annotated non-coding regions of functional significance. An obvious case are promoters." Robison says that as costs drop, he images the community will migrate to full genome sequencing anyway.

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.