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Here's Your Chance to Change Peer Review

In his summer newsletter, NIH director Elias Zerhouni is asking for researchers' thoughts on peer review. He has organized two working groups to assemble internal NIH opinion and external responses to create new peer review strategies, which will be presented in a white paper.

Hurry, the comments are due in by August 18 at 5 pm Eastern.

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.