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Genetic Discrimination and American Fear

The Financial Times analyzes the logic behind the U.S.'s Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. The article argues that reality of discrimination based on a person's genes will be slim since everyone is predisposed to one condition or another and that employers cannot discriminate against everyone and still have a workforce. But, says the article, the fear of it is real—Americans are scared of being denied a job or insurance and that is the whole reason for the Act.

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.