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A new site to discuss journal articles is in beta testing. Journalfire was begun by a group of graduate students, and its goal is to create "a centralized location for you to share, discuss, and evaluate published journal articles," says the site's blog. Over at Public Rambling, Pedro Beltrão remarks that the idea is promising, but its success will depend on getting enough people to the site to stimulate interesting discussions.

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.