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Genome-wide Association Enjoys the Limelight

Last week's Nature paper from the UK consortium that used genome-wide association studies to pinpoint several new gene candidates for disease has gotten the mainstream press all aflutter. For just one example, check out this story from the UK's Times Online detailing the medical implications and potential for rapidly understanding a slew of other illnesses.

 

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.