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What Are The Cahn-Prelog-Ingold Rules Again?

At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe asks an interesting question: What do scientists need to know about one another’s specialties? He says that, for example, he knows generally what cell culture people do and that’s what he would expect them to know about his work. “In short, I know roughly what to expect from my cell culture colleagues, and what would be silly of me to demand,” he writes, later adding that he does “like it when my biology colleagues have the broad outlines.” He opened up his comments for all to give their thoughts on “what biologists (and others) should know, at a minimum, about med-chem.”

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.