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Blogging Research/Avoiding the "Publish or Perish" Game?

At the Evolgen blog, part four of a series titled, "Publishing Original Research on Blogs," is up. The series explores the evolution of a duplicated gene in Drosophila, and details both the steps and data of the research. This particular post covers how to use the UCSC Genome Browser (with some nice screenshots included) to extract and compare several annotated genes from different Drosophila species.

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.