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Hey, If Bono Did It...

NHGRI Director Francis Collins' days of strumming are far from over. Known for playing his guitar and leading sing-alongs at events like college graduations, Collins most recently led a group at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he and US President George W. Bush encouraged Americans to go forth in prayer. "Strumming a guitar, he led the approximately 3,500 guests assembled in the ballroom of the Washington Hilton hotel in a hymn praising God for being the source of knowledge," this article reports.


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.