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The British and Australian defense ministries announced they will begin DNA testing of remains from a mass grave dug during World War I, reports CNN. The grave is located in Fromelles, France and was the site of a battle between British and Australian troops and German troops during which 2,300 British and Australian soldiers died. The grave is estimated to hold about 300 bodies. The British defense ministry says they have recovered enough DNA form bones and teeth to do testing and that parts of uniforms they unearthed will also aid in identification.

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.