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Maybe They Should Look into Those "Self-Starters" on Craigslist

Ready to dole out some of its taxpayer-funded $3 billion, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is still looking to fill the president's position, according to this report in Wired. Seven months into the search, directors of the embryonic stem-cell research program have met privately to discuss boosting the salary range beyond its current cap of $412,500. Some wonder if it's the management structure or Chairman Robert Klein's management style that's scaring potential candidates away.

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.