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Free At Last

The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor accused, convicted, and sentenced to death for deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV, despite genetic evidence to the contrary, are finally free. The medical workers were released from Libya through an extradition process after negotiations and reparation payment. Upon their arrival in Sofia, the Bulgarian president pardoned the workers.

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.