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He Looks Just Like His Great-Grandfather!

Japanese researchers at Meiji University in Tokyo have created the world's first fourth-generation pig in the lab, according to this news story. Cloning experiments like these could help advance medical treatments for humans since pigs are already used for some small transplant surgeries, such as heart valves. From bacon to transplant donors, GTO wonders, what's next?

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.