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Wiki-fying a Journal Article

Nature is trying out an idea that Deepak Singh loves. There's a wiki accompanying Lincoln Stein's new paper in Nature Reviews Genetics. (The review discusses biological cyberinfrastructure and is also worth a look.) The sections of the wiki include the major themes of the paper such as centralized online databases and analysis systems, bioinformatics toolkits, the semantic web, and more. "I'd argue that something like this should accompany other types of papers," writes Singh. "Too often people publish papers with incremental improvements. Perhaps they could avoid doing that and update a companion wiki or something along those lines."

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.