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Could You Do It?

Over at Griffin's Gadgets, Peter Griffin, founding manager of New Zealand's Science Media Centre, shares his colleagues' tip for scientists who seek to better communicate their work: try to describe your science in one or two sentences, then boil that down to seven words or less. Griffin points to some of his favorite responses, which include "I want to make a molecular dragon," "Are we what our mothers eat?" and "Stopping babies exploding."

Daily Scan asks: Could you summarize your science in seven words or less?

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.