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Not Quite the Salmon of Doubt

When there's an industry built up around doubting solid scientific results, the blogger at Adaptive Complexity wonders how people, even scientists looking outside their scope of expertise, can know the difference between a real and settled scientific debate, particularly when it is a complicated subject. "But there is hope: good scientists who speak to the public should be frank about the shortcomings and possible alternate interpretations of their work, but when they are confident about a result, they should say so forcefully and explain why alternate ideas have failed on the evidence," 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.