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Bar Science

Stem cells and some suds. Each month, Seattle's Science on Tap brings lay science enthusiasts together with experts, explains this news article. The scientists give a little talk and then the audience asks questions. This phenomenon is not limited to Seattle—the idea came from Leeds, UK and other cities have similar meetings as well.

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.