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No One Knows What They Mean Anyway

In the UK's Times, Mark Henderson writes that primary care physicians have largely been trained to recognize Mendelian disorders and are not ready for the onslaught of "fuzzy" results from genetic scans. "These are going to be difficult issues for GPs to explore in ten-minute consultations. Yet they are currently offered no preparation for this in their training," Henderson writes, later adding that "if genetics is to become embedded in clinical practice, it must also be embedded in clinical education." At Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur adds, "[Doctors] will need to become familiar with the terminology and interpretation of probabilistic genetic risk estimates and with the use of available online resources."

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.