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Funnily Enough, the Bush Genome is Sequenced

The CIA has mapped the Bush family’s genome, or so says the satirical British tabloid The Spoof! In the story, a 40-year study of the line that brought the US not one but two Presidents George Bush links the family to Queen Elizabeth II, Rasputin, and even Pope Pius XII, while explaining that this genetic “vortex” is the cause of much bloodshed.

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.