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Retiring Gordon

Representative Bart Gordon (D–TN), who is the chair of the House Science and Technology Committee, says he will retire next year. ScienceInsider chats with him abut what's on his plate until then. Gordon's priority will be re-authorizing the COMPETES Act and possibly improving it. "One of the things we've been doing is inventorying all the current STEM education programs, and we're finding tens of millions of additional dollars being spent on programs that nobody knew about," Gordon says, adding that "we want to be sure that those programs are well-coordinated."

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.