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How You Can Address Global Warming

At the October ICSB meeting, Hiroaki Kitano called for systems biologists to consider how to apply system-level approaches to climate change issues and now Jonathan Eisen is asking microbiologists to do the same, says Seven Stones blogger Nicholas. Not only will systems and synthetic biology add to fundamental knowledge about the issue, he says, they will also help getting that know-how into workable technologies.

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.