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For When You Step Out of the Lab This Summer

If you are looking for some summer reading, head over to Female Science Professor's blog and Chad Orzel's Uncertainty Principle. FSP is asking if her readers like academic novels — her favorite is Richard Russo's Straight Man. "There is something very satisfying, however, about reading a really good parody of a faculty meeting or faculty-administrator interactions, even in the summer," she writes. Chad Orzel is taking the names of the academic novels that people like.

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.