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Nature of the Beast, Redux

This week, Inside Higher Ed noted that of the 18 foreign associates and 72 new National Academy of Sciences inductees, only nine are women. Today, the UK's Royal Society announced its election of eight new foreign members and 44 new fellows — of whom five are women.

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.