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Norman Borlaug Dies

Norman Borlaug, a plant scientist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died. He was 95. Borlaug bred high-yielding crops that increased food production in Mexico, India, and Pakistan, and then throughout the world. According to the New York Times, Borlaug is "credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives" as well as "altering the course of history." "He knew what it was they needed to do, and he didn't give up," says Gary Toenniessen, the director of agricultural programs for the Rockefeller Foundation. "He could just see that this was the answer."

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.