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Confidence in Your Code

Over at Bioinformatics Zen, blogger Mike has a post about his concerns as he writes his first paper -- essentially, that his results are wrong. "In particular," he writes, "that my code, which I think does one thing, has a bug and does something different." Mike walks through some of the steps he's taken to ensure good programming practice, and his notes are worth reading for people who find themselves in a similar situation.

 

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.