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Five Years Is Just Enough Time to Get Your Neuro Degree

We can't vouch for the methods, but this list from the Daily Galaxy of "10 Hot Job Markets in 2012" is worth a scan. The roundup of "jobs that will be hot in the next several years" includes a number of fields familiar to us, such as: computational biology, parallel programming, and genetic counseling. The post, by Rebecca Sato, also estimates salaries. Computational biologists are expected to earn $106,000 to $118,000 (again, no word on how these figures came about) -- second only to brain analysts at $180,000 to $229,000.


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.