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How to Get Famous: Marry a Google Founder, Start a Biotech

The New York Times is wide-eyed over Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andme, a biotech company that promises to help consumers browse their own genetic code. This quasi-profile of Wojcicki includes some details we'd rather not know about her wedding to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, as well as a quote from a blogger who seems to be under the impression that anyone can have a genome sequenced for $1,000. (Time to call off the races, guys. Go home and have a beer.)

 

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.