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And This Right Here Is the Morality Gene

This New York Times article profiles the work of Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist from the University of Virginia. Haidt has been studying whether evolution helped shape the moral conscience in humans. His findings have led to the view that "morality as driven by two separate mental systems, one ancient and one modern, though the mind is scarcely aware of the difference," according to the article.

 

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.