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Let It Be Codified

In a paper published in the Science and Engineering Ethics journal ($), Nancy Jones, scientist and bioethicist, calls for a code of ethics that would govern the life science field. What she offers in the publication is a "prototype code" to foster discussion among scientists. "Like the Hippocratic oath, a code of ethics for the life sciences can provide a continual standard to shape the ethical practice of science," Jones said in a press release issued by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.


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.