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A Long Way from Terrible

At Big Think there's a series of interviews with Harvard assistant professor Pardis Sabeti (who is basking in GTO's Young Investigator Spotlight today). Not only does she discuss the future of genomics -- she says the technology is moving so fast that everyone will have their genomes sequenced in five to 10 years -- but also her own experiences. Sabeti says she began as a terrible scientist, always leaving the science fair project to the last minute, but became seasoned in David Bartel's lab at MIT and now is focusing on malaria in her own lab.

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.