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Flowers and Cupcakes Also Appreciated

Today is the first annual National Postdoc Appreciation Day, so swing on by the lab and give yours at least a pat on the back to let your appreciation be known. "The contributions of our nation's postdoctoral scholars are critical to the advancement of science and engineering," FASEB President Mark Lively says in a statement.

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.