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Playing with SNPs

The OpenHelix blog points to NHGRI's collection of GWAS studies with the top five SNPs from each listed. As of yesterday, this table includes 202 publications and 435 SNPs. For extra fun, bloggers at OpenHelix use the UCSC Genome Browser to visualize the data and post a handy "genome graphic" to give an idea of where all the SNPs map to the genome.

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.