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If Only It Were So Simple for Us to Resist Them

It's a good thing the genomics community has been so involved in studies of tuberculosis and Yersinia pestis. Recent news reports indicate that while overall rates of TB are hitting a plateau, a drug-resistant strain of the disease is emerging. Meanwhile, scientists have found a multiple drug-resistant form of the plague as well. Looks like we'll need every tool in the arsenal to keep up.

 

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.