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It's True: $1,000 < $350,000

Misha Angrist, the one and only Genomeboy, blogs about the growing confusion about what genome-sequencing service companies are offering. How can 23andMe charge $999 while Knome is asking for $350,000? Angrist reminds readers that genome analysis, exon sequencing, and full-genome sequencing are very different practices with very different costs.

 

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.