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No, 'What's Bioinformatics?' Is Not One of the Questions

Are you a bioinformaticist? Well, go to Bioinformatics Zen and take the career survey, which was posted yesterday and runs through August 1. The online survey is a way to get current researchers' opinions of working in the field of bioinformatics, and it's a way to compile "lots of interesting statistics and graphs into a handy document discussing the highs and lows of career in bioinformatics," says the post.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.