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Another Way to Convince Biologists to Try Bioinformatics

At My Biotech Life, Ricardo Vidal writes about a nifty Firefox extension called CoScripter, which is a system for "recording, automating, and sharing processes performed in a web browser.” Pretty sure it has more applications (read:  bioinformatics) than just printing photos online, Deepak Singh at business|bytes|genes|molecules writes, "The principle remains the same; taking a set of tasks done often and repeatedly and automating them. The recording approach is one that really appeals to me, especially if one can go back in and edit after the fact."

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.