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For Fans of "Dancing with the Stars"

Today's the last day to enter the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Dance Your PhD" contest. The contest is open to anyone with or pursuing a PhD in science or a related field and to apply, researchers need to upload a video of their dance to YouTube and email the link to AAAS. Videos already uploaded include styles as vaired as the lindy hop and ballet, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The winners will get to perform at the AAAS annual meeting in February.

 

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.