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One Day, Your Kids Will Ask What a Mutt Used to Be

This article in the New York Times highlights the growing interest in using genetics to breed dogs with very specific traits -- and the ethical concerns that seem to be slowing absolutely nobody down. The article quotes Mark Neff from UC Davis as saying, "We're on the verge of a real radical shift in the way we apply genetics in our society."

 

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.