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A Sip for Every 'Incnst. Abbrv.'

Stuck finishing a manuscript on a Saturday night? Charles Magee at Lounge of the Lab Lemming offers a rather insalubrious solution for your weekend woes — he proposes a "reference-checking drinking game," in which one consumes specific aliquots of an alcoholic beverage per their inconsistent use of "et al." as well as "gratuitous references to common knowledge which you tracked down as a form of procrastination," accidentally auto-formatting your document — and, consequently, losing all manual edits — and citing "papers you've never actually read," among other things. Magee jokes that one should "should drain the bottle" should they "actually" read a paper they've referenced in their own, "only to find that it actually says the opposite of what you inferred based on the way that other people referenced it."

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.