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Might as Well Bare It All

Esther Dyson knows she isn't exactly your average person. This blog post from Erika Jonietz at Xconomy reports on Dyson's explanation of why she joined George Church's Personal Genome Project and why it doesn't bother her that her medical records and sequence will be made public. As one of the first 10 volunteer members of the project, Dyson hopes to set a good example and help scientists all in one fell swoop. The blog also points to a video of Dyson giving a talk on the subject.


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.