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Endangered in NYC

DNA from endangered species will be stored at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The museum and the US National Parks Service signed an agreement for samples from endangered species living in national parks to be added to the museum's library. Among the first samples to be added will be specimens from Channel Islands foxes, American crocodiles, and Hawaiian geese. Since 2001, samples in this collection have been available for free for geneticists to study.

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.