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Thanksgiving for Scientists

While GTO spent Thanksgiving being grateful that we didn't land in the emergency room after a potentially dangerous encounter with a giant knife and a rock-hard acorn squash, Jonathan Eisen had more inspirational things on his mind. In his blog he lists 10 things he thinks scientists ought to be thankful for, including teachers, benefactors, study subjects, and more. He also lists taxpayers, noting that "we take money people from people that in theory they could have gotten to keep if their taxes were lower. We should thank these taxpayers."

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 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.