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The Mammoth in the Room

In the Guardian, Ian Sample wonders about the feasibility of cloning a woolly mammoth. Japanese scientists recently unfroze adult mice and cloned cells to yield healthy mouse pups, so why not a mammoth, he asks. He lists the practical obstacles -- where would you put a mammoth? -- as well as more technical ones, but is full of his self-proclaimed "child-like glee."

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.