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All of the Dots

The New York Times profiles Eric Schadt, the chief scientific officer of Pacific Biosciences, from his days in the Air Force to working with his new nonprofit, Sage Bionetworks. In the article Schadt is heralded for his unconventional approach — both to his research and attire. The new venture, Sage, has received data and hardware from Merck's Rosetta subsidiary, where Schadt worked until recently. At Sage, Schadt's colleague, Stephen Friend, will take an open-source approach to studying human biology by bringing together a network of contributors from around the world. "It's all about learning to connect the dots — lots and lots of dots," Schadt says.

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.