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Restriction Digests Made Easy

At Bitesize Bio, Rob offers tips for performing restriction digests. "Restriction digests are simple. But underestimate them at your peril," says Rob. Before running your screen, you should make a list of the available enzymes (avoid "unfriendly" ones) and identify restriction sites in both the insert and vector. He also offers a checklist of reasons the screen might have gone wrong.

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.