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Avoiding Delays

Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison is eyeing Veridex's RT-PCR test for breast cancer metastases with interest since it could avoid the time lapse between screening and follow-up testing. "If this holds true, then this is an example of molecular diagnostics really having a big impact in a major health problem," he writes.

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.