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In the Doghouse

A Senate panel has some harsh words for the National Science Foundation, stemming from its handling of the Internet porn scandal. A report accompanying the bill that includes NSF's 2010 budget, approved last week, points out "systemic workforce management problems" that led to "a hostile work environment," reports Science Insider. The appropriations committee also directs NSF to examine how it monitors large grants given to new awardees.

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.