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George Speaks His Mind

Over at TWiT TV, Marc Pelletier hosts the first of a two-part discussion with Harvard's George Church. The podcast runs about an hour and focuses on "extreme biotech," as the website describes. Normally we'd scoff, but GTO knows from experience that any conversation with George is enough to make the mind race.

 

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.