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Leading the Pack is Ireland

All the life sciences investments in Ireland led to nearly 2,000 new jobs, reports the BBC. One quarter of all foreign investments in life sciences in the European market between July 2006 and June 2007 went to Ireland — double what Switzerland and France each brought in.

If only it didn't rain so much in Dublin.

 

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.