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Now a Sung Hero

An article in the Washington Post, prepared in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, calls Jeffrey Schloss the "unsung hero" of the Human Genome Project. Schloss was the director for technology development coordination for the project and encouraged the participants to create faster and cheaper methods. "He was instrumental in setting the vision for the development of these technologies and inspired a lot of people to think boldly and to focus on novel approaches to solve problems and technology issues that are 10 years down the road," Francis Collins says.

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.