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A Little Light Reading

This month, PLoS Computational Biology and the International Society for Computational Biology begin publishing a new series of how-to articles for people who want to learn more about new areas in computational biology, points out Pierre Lindenbaum at his blog, Yokofakun. The “Getting Started in…” series will introduce the topic, highlight important issues, and direct readers to relevant books and articles. The first of the series, by Dana Farber's Xiaole Shirley Liu, covers tiling microarrays.

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.