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Getting in the Door

A report from the National Science Foundation says that women who apply for tenure-track slots in math and science have a small edge over their male counterparts, but, as Scientific American points out, that's only for the women who apply. The study finds that though women are 32 percent of new PhDs, they only make up 18 percent of tenure-track applicants. And for those women who do become tenured faculty, they make about eight percent less than their male colleagues. "There are still big problems facing women in the science, technology and engineering fields," Phoebe Leboy, president of the Association for Women in Science, tells Sciam.

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.