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Google, Princeton Team Up in Book Search

Speaking of open access (thanks for the comment, johnq!), news came out that Princeton has signed on as part of Google's book search plan. Princeton joins Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and a handful of other universities in opening up its library to Google, which will scan and digitize its books over the next six years to make them searchable online.

 

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.