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New Science Program for Peru

With a $100 million program, Peru's prime minister aims to advance scientific research, according to the Nature News Blog. The funds for the program come from the Peruvian government and the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Nature News Blog adds that they will be awarded through a bidding process. Prime Minister Juan Jimenez calls the influx Peru's "most important economic contribution to science, technology and innovation."

While Juan Rodriguez from the National University of Engineering calls this program a "magnificent sign," he also tells the Nature News Blog that the funds need to be well managed and should be used to bolster scientific infrastructure.

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 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.