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Hey, I'm Gonna Get You, Too

Maryland's TIGR, in conjunction with an international team of researchers, have published in Science a draft sequence of the genome of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries yellow fever and dengue fever. Of note is a short news piece in Scientific American that speaks to the size and complexity of this critter's genome.

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.