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And That's Why You Shouldn't Doodle in Your Lab Notebooks

It's not just anyone who can get the Wellcome Trust interested in acquiring and maintaining a bunch of old lab notebooks. But when you're Fred Sanger, Britain's only two-time Nobel laureate, it's a different story. Sanger just handed over his collection of 35 lab notebooks, in which he detailed how he determined the structure of the insulin protein and his work in early DNA sequencing, among other things. The notebooks will eventually be available for public study at the Wellcome Library in London, according to this news story from the Guardian.

 

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.