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Does Rubbing Elbows Make Your Skin Crawl?

There's a reason that the term "schmoozing" has something of a negative connotation. An article that ran recently in Forbes dissects the squeamishness with which many people approach networking and posits that the main problem is that these people see it as "manipulative" and "fake." (See, you're not the only one.) That said, there are great reasons to network, and ways to do it on a more genuine level, according to the article.

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.