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They Serve the Coffee There for a Reason

Suzanne at Bitesize Bio reminds readers that exhibit halls are more than just places to collect free notepads and magnets. She says spending time with vendors can be "a rewarding experience" for many reasons, including offering product feedback to R&D scientists or getting technical advice about an instrument. And if that doesn't motivate you, consider this: exhibit halls are great places to make contacts and "open the door to job opportunities," Suzanne adds.

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.