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Ranking Literate Cities

LiveScience lists the top 10 literate cities in the US and some bio-heavy cities have made the cut. Seattle is tied for first place with Minneapolis, Boston comes in eighth, and St. Louis is right behind in ninth place. The list was made by Central Connecticut State University president Jack Miller based on magazine, newspaper, and online news readership, book purchases and library data, and educational attainment.

 

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.