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Good Luck, Claire!

Well, ClaireWatch 2007 is officially over. Congratulations to everyone who took University of Maryland School of Medicine in the betting pool -- you can go collect your winnings.

As our sister pub GenomeWeb Daily News reported yesterday, Claire Fraser-Liggett announced where she'll go after her last day as president of TIGR on April 20. She'll be launching the Institute of Genome Sciences at Maryland's Baltimore campus, where she'll report in May. Claire told GTO that several TIGR investigators, as well as their full labs, will be making the move with her.

 

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.