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Part of Being a Truly Great Scientist

A survey by the Lemelson-MIT Program says that teens in America are interested in science, engineering, and math but don't have the proper mentorship to pursue those fields as careers. Two-thirds of the kids, in fact, "said that the lack of a mentor would discourage them from entering a science or engineering career," says a post at Ars Technica. To help change this, scientists need to reach out and offer to talk to young people, letting them know what they do and what it is they can expect from a career in science. At the end of the post, author Matt Ford lists places to contact, including Wake Forest University Brain Awareness Council and MIT K-12 Outreach Programs.

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.