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Social Networking for Personal Health Records

At Life as a Healthcare CIO, John Halamka reports that yesterday, Google Health launched a "social networking" feature for its personal health records. If you have a Google Health profile, you can share this profile by clicking on a link that then invites the person you've chosen to share it with by email to view your record. Halamka praises it as solving "many confidentiality issues by putting the patient in control of medical record sharing," but comments to the blog post point out that it's not a new thing: Indivo and Children's Hospital Boston have had this feature for a while.

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.