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I'm Not Looking for a Soulmate, Just Someone With a Great-Smelling Immune System

File this under "unexpected innovations due to DNA." GTO simply had to share this piece from a news team in Boston that reports on ScientificMatch.com, a dating service that claims it will find your perfect match based on your DNA. The Florida-based company says it looks at immune system genes because, according to its press release, "we love how other people smell when their immune systems are different from ours—they smell sexier." As Charlie Brown would say, good grief!

 

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.