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And the Winner Is … "Ethomics"

Jonathan Eisen has bestowed his "worst new omics award" to Kristin Branson, Alice Robie, John Bender, Pietro Perona, and Michael Dickinson, the authors of a Nature Methods paper on ethomics. Eisen gives them this honor for "for trying to extend omics to ethogram and behavioral plots."

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.