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Ah, Yes. The 'Collecting Things' Stage of Grief

What would you do if your wife left you for a famous writer? If you're Henry Wellcome, you'd start to collect things. At the time of his death in 1936, his holdings outnumbered those of the Louvre, according to this Bloomberg story.

The Wellcome Trust just opened a new museum to showcase Wellcome's collection, which includes Charles Darwin's walking stick, Napoleon's toothbrush, and more. One wing of the museum focuses on modern times and includes 120 volumes that are the hard copy printout of the human genome.

 

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.