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Welcome to the Blogosphere, HUGO

HUGO has gotten in on the blogging world. Yep, the Human Genome Organisation has launched "HUGO Matters," a blog of all things genome-a-rific. An introductory post from Edison Liu, the organization's president, tells readers, "At the heart of social media are web-based technologies to foster discussions, share knowledge, and encourage participation. HUGO is also committed to such goals as they apply to genetics and genomics worldwide. So, we are taking the innovative step into social media to harness the power of blogging and social networking at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter."

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.