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Powerful, and Friendly-Sounding, Too

An article in Reuters talks about the hefty supercomputing power at Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, due to open next year. It will house one of the world's largest supercomputers, Shaheen, which is expected to reach 222 teraflops, a capacity that will make it the sixth most powerful computer in the world. The university hopes to attract researchers and collaborators from around the world and from various scientific disciplines, including bioscience and bioengineering. Partners include Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Texas A&M University.

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.