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Building a House Where the Ground Moves Isn't Easy

Deepak links out to a paper published in BMC Bioinformatics that discusses 'omics software being developed at the Institute for Systems Biology. Their approach is to build a new framework where the software architecture integrates many different types of data and allows for the reuse of tools. Some themes are distributed applications, interoperability, and extensibility. "The take home message is one that there is a place for deployment frameworks even in a research setting, and for using good, pragmatic software development practices," Deepak says at bbgm.

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.