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Shameless Self-Promotion… Encouraged

Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around the Clock is calling all bloggers to submit posts for the Open Laboratory 2010, a compilation of to top 52 science blog posts of the year as voted by a panel of judges including Zivkovic. To be considered, each original submission must have been (or will be) published as a blog post between December 1, 2009 and December 1, 2010. Participants may nominate as many entries as they wish, and Zivkovic says "there is no shame in self-promotion," though he warns that "history also shows that the number of entries you submit has no relation to your chances of getting picked." Of the 52 selected for publication, one is typically an original cartoon or comic strip; another will be an original poem. The remaining 50 selections will be essay-style blog posts. The editor of this year's edition and the final submission deadline are yet to be announced.

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.