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That's One Dedicated Professor

Here's a blast from the past for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: his college genetics professor, Arthur Landy from Brown University, has asked him not to "hold back the next generation of Louisiana's doctors" by signing into law the creation-in-the-classroom bill that recently passed the state's congress. The Louisiana Coalition for Science is lobbying Jindal, who has been rumored as a veep candidate for John McCain, to veto the bill, according to this post at Thoughts from Kansas.

 

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.