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Your Life Will Be Unrecognizable (But in a Good Way)

Mark Wilson at Gizmodo has a Q&A with Ari Kiirikki, a VP at Knome, about what consumers can expect from the genome sequencing field in the next five to 20 years. Kiirikki says that on the shorter side of that range, the glut of new sequence data "will enable scientists to make new and important discoveries linking our DNA to health and disease, thereby further increasing the clinical utility of DNA analysis." Two decades from now, he predicts, "Every medicine you take will be tailored specifically to your genome. ... Perhaps most amazingly, your DNA will be fully integrated into your everyday life."

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.