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NSF Acting Deputy Director Will Be Acting Director

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, has announced that Cora Marret, professor of sociology at the university, will be the acting director of the National Science Foundation. Marret, who has been the acting deputy director of the NSF since January 2009, will assume her new role on June 1. "Marrett's appointment was announced Friday (May 28, 2010) in a memo distributed to all NSF employees," according to a UW-Madison press release. The current director, Arden Bement, is leaving to head Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute.

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.