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Obama's NSF Choice Verified

ScienceInsider and The Great Beyond blog at Nature report that President Obama has nominated Subra Suresh, the MIT dean, to lead the National Science Foundation. "As first reported by Science magazine, Subra's name was leaked way back in March," Eric Hand writes at the Great Beyond. Science notes that Suresh's nomination must still be approved by the Senate. Cora Marret currently serves as acting director of the funding body.

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.