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Ah, the Soothing Sound of Genomic Variation

NPR put together a panel of scientists to talk about genomic variation and its link to many common diseases. Speakers include David Valle and Aravinda Chakravarti from Johns Hopkins, as well as Lawrence Brody from NHGRI and David Goldstein from Duke. Discussion also got around to new studies, such as the latest findings about genome-based differences in how people fight off HIV infection.

 

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.