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With Tactics Like These, How Can You Not Believe?

Oooh, Richard Dawkins is steamed. This article from the New York Times details how Dawkins and other evolutionary biologists were asked to appear in a documentary that would examine "the intersection of science and religion." But now that the interviews are over, the film has a new title and clearly "makes the case for intelligent design," according to the article. Dawkins says he would never have gotten involved if he knew the true premise of the film, the online trailer for which calls it "a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly-funded high schools, universities and research institutions."

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.