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Promoting Research Integrity in the UK

Nature's The Great Beyond Blog says that "the UK should establish a one-stop shop for advice on research integrity to rebuild public confidence undermined by a series of scandals," based on a new Research Integrity Futures Working Group report. The organization's chair, Janet Finch, told Nature that the group would like to see their proposed body — which "would have no regulatory function but could offer advice and collect data on integrity issues — funded £400,000 a year by the government. "Current UK arrangements are sometimes portrayed as less than transparent, with examples of bad practice 'swept under the carpet' ... And there is limited evidence to contradict that view," the report reads.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.