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A Time to 'Evolve'

Information technology is fast-evolving, says Business Bytes Genes Molecules' Deepak Singh, and the publishing of scientific literature needs to keep up. Whether it be tweeting, peer review, or information platforms which "combine science with the social," scientific discourse needs to use all the tools at its disposal to "evolve," Singh says. "What that evolution will be is unclear but if we don't we hurt science, and we put up unnecessary roadblocks," he adds. Tools like Instapaper — which can save Web pages for later reading — can be combined with and iPhone or a Kindle to read long form articles and essays. Many scientists have embraced blogging as a way to get ideas out into the community. "Watching this evolution is going to be quite fascinating," Singh says.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.