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Pop the Popcorn Now

Set your TiVos. Tonight's NOVA scienceNOW, airing at 9pm Eastern, looks into personal genetic testing. The preview to the episode says Harvard's Steven Pinker took a genetic test that told him he had an 80 percent risk of being bald — Pinker's hair is a cross between Mozart and Einstein — and now he's part of the PGP that will be posting their DNA sequences on the Internet. If you can't catch it tonight and haven't succumbed to getting a digital recorder, you can watch the program tomorrow at PBS's website.

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.