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Heart Healthy, or Healthy Heart? Learning From Nutrigenomics

In an interview posted to MIT’s Technology Review online magazine, Jose Ordovas, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at Tufts University, talks about recent nutrigenomic work. After taking a look at data from the ongoing Framingham Heart Study, Ordovas found that certain genetic variants, including variations in a gene known as apoliprotein E (ApoE), can be risk factors for heart disease.

If you knew how your genes might betray you, would you love them differently? Read the entire interview to find out what this nutrigenomics leader has to say.

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.