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Web 2.0 Is Easy -- You'll See

The Small Worlds project is a new initiative organized by Alan Cann at the University of Leicester that aims to teach scientists to use Web 2.0 tools like Twitter, del.icio.us, and FriendFeed. These community-building tools can be "extremely useful ... for forming professional collaborations among groups and individuals," says this post at Bitesize Bio.

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.