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Lab Meetings, Online

Lab meetings are a regular part of working in a lab, and blogger Attila Csordas has a way to take the meeting to the Web. Since many presentations are already on PowerPoint or Keynote, they can easily be made into screencasts and posted to scientific social networking sites — that way, he says, the author of the paper might even respond to the lab's critiques.

But GTO wonders, if you make Journal Club a virtual event, when is everyone supposed to gather for snacks in the conference room?

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.