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Looking Back

Thomas Mailund points out an interview with Svante Pääbo at the Edge. There, in a video, Pääbo discusses his work analyzing the Neandertal genome. He says that in his team's papers there is "absolute proof that [Neandertals] didn't contribute mitochondrial DNA" to the human genome, though they are still investigating whether they made contributions to other stretches. He also touches on the FOXP2 gene and wonders if Neandertals had survive to today, whether they would be living in a zoo or in suburbia.

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.