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The Earlier You Know

Much of the "War on Cancer" money goes to curing the disease but in the latest issue of Wired, Thomas Goetz writes about the Canary Foundation, which is focused on early detection.  There, researchers are working on developing biomarker blood tests -- using proteomics to pinpoint proteins -- and new imaging tools. "A good biomarker will tell us something we don't know. But even worse is when you think you have a good biomarker, and it's telling us something we don't actually want to know," Martin McIntosh says.


 

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.