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Aggregation is the Name of the Game

A recent paper in BMC Bioinformatics discusses user scripts for the life sciences. Researchers led by Indiana's David Wild look at scripts, such as OSCAR3, Postgenomics, and Connotea, that aggregate data from multiple web sources, enriching webpages with information from other sources. While they conclude user scripts are helpful, they caution that people should only install scripts from a trusted source.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.