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In the New Scientist, Paul Nurse says that the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation is "one of the UK's most important biomedical research initiatives in a generation" and he'd like to see it cover a large swath of biomedical research. "My own suggestion for a new research initiative is to make greater use of human material for biological investigations," Nurse says. "High-throughput DNA sequencing will soon generate a huge amount of information on human genetic variation, which can be used to relate gene variants to differences in physiology and disease." He also says that stem-cell technologies and whole-body imaging will become important.

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 is 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.