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It's Optimistic, For Sure

At VentureBeat, David Hamilton takes a look at the newest addition to fast-paced human sequencing companies. The Waltham, Mass.-based Intelligent Bio-Systems says that by the end of 2008, they will be able to sequence one genome in one day with a price tag of $5,000 — bringing the field much closer to the grand prize of a $1,000 genome or the Archon X Prize for Genomics. But Hamilton reminds us that "talk is cheap."

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.