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A Boost for an Open Source Framework

Deepak Singh has a post at bbgm alerting readers that open source tool Ruby on Rails and Merb will be merging. "Ruby and Ruby web frameworks are likely to be an increasingly visible part of the scientific software world in the coming years," Deepak writes. What's most interesting to him, though, was that "two groups that seemed to genuinely get on each [other's] nerves sat down together and decided to see how they could come up with a solution that should, hopefully benefit the general community."

 

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.