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For Food Safety's Sake

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Genome Canada, and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions are funding an 18-month, C$600,000 ($594,000) initiative to map the Listeria genome, in an effort to enable the development of rapid detection methods, Food Safety News reports. "Currently, it takes at least five days to confirm the presence of Listeria," Food Safety News adds. "Genomic mapping could improve accuracy and cut the time it takes for both the government and industry to identify Listeria contamination."

Daily Scan's publication GenomeWeb Daily News has more on this effort.

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.