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Bye-bye Budget

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper proposed a new budget yesterday with the aim of staving off the recession. The package, though, will reduce funding for Canadian science and sparked some worries that Canadian scientists will head to the United States. "That’s one of our worries," Claire Morris, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, says. According to Science Insider, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will see their collective budget decrease by $113 million over the next three years.

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.