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It's Not the Lab's Fault

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has gotten some bad press with James Watson's ill-advised comments, so Jonathan Eisen has listed the top 10 things about CSHL that he likes, starting with the Dolan DNA Learning Center and the Banbury Center and on to Barbara McClintock. And, of course, he notes that the lab shares its name with a Billy Joel album.

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.