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Methylation in the Mainstream

Adding to all those other "You know your science has hit the mainstream when..." signs, the Economist has an article on epigenomics. The story reports on the epigenomics program that's part of the NIH Roadmap, and in particular work from Ryan Lister and Mattia Pelizzola at the Salk Institute who studied epigenomics in embryonic stem cells. "The presumption is that the pattern of methylation, by controlling which proteins are manufactured, helps determine what type of cell is produced," the story says.

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.