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No, There Were No Spit Parties on Campus

About 150 people descended on Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last week for the first Personal Genomes meeting. MikeM has a post on 23andMe's Spittoon blog describing the proceedings of the first half of the conference, which kicked off with talks from Jim Watson, Francis Collins, and Mary-Claire King. GTO enjoyed the conference as well, but we were a little surprised by how many mainstream-media journalists were in attendance. Looks like this whole personal genomics thing really is getting the public's attention.

 

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.