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Broad Institute in the Spotlight

The Broad Institute is "biology, super-sized," says the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson in her profile of the institute. The center's approach to learning about disease is a example of how to use DNA sequencing to "change science and medicine," she adds. The Broad was founded in 2003 with the ultimate goal of abolishing diseases like diabetes, cancer, and even schizophrenia. Hundreds of millions of dollars — from government and private donors — have already been spent in the pursuit of those goals, Johnson says. "People come here because it is a playground for scientists. They have access to capabilities and expertise that they don't necessarily have access to ... in their own lab and maybe not even at their own institution," Steven Carr tells the Globe.

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.