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Now You See It, Now You ...

To be completely clear, this post has absolutely nothing to do with the 'omics community. It's just too cool not to include.

According to this wire story, physicists based at Purdue University say they have come up with a theoretical design for a device that would make objects, for all intents and purposes, invisible. The article quotes lead researcher Vladimir Shalaev as saying, "It looks pretty much like fiction, I do realize, but it's completely in agreement with the laws of physics."

 

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.