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Brace Yourselves

Despite a new Congressional measure to boost science funding in the US, funding could actually be in trouble if the incoming Republican majority gets its way, says New Scientist's David Shiga. In the waning days of the lame-duck session, Congress passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act to boost science funding over the next three years, but Republicans have been calling for cuts to the budget, and experts say science is on the chopping block, Shiga adds.

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.