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But You've Got a Model, Right?

At Adaptive Complexity, Michael White writes that the problem with some — and he emphasizes some — computational biologists is that they "aren't biologists at heart." He points to a PNAS paper from a group at Virginia Tech that also takes a jab at computational biologists. The paper discusses earlier computational studies of cell cycle progression and points out that "none of them compared their models to observed statistics of cell cycle properties in wild-type or mutant cells."

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.