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This Might Count as Preaching to the Choir

Jonathan Eisen has a blog post at The Tree of Life highlighting a paper about intelligent design from the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology by Mark Farmer and Andrea Habura. "Basically, the article is a detailed discussion of how examples relating to microbial eukaryotes ... that are used by Intelligent Design advocates are, well, BS," Eisen writes. "They go on to discuss examples involving speciation, the fossil record, evolution of drug resistance in Plasmodium, and a few other things," he adds. "In each case they discuss a claim by ID supporters and then discuss evidence for why this claim is not valid. Overall the paper is worth reading if you are involved in any discussions with ID supporters."

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.