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More Questions for Cancer Researchers

This article in the Wall Street Journal breaks down a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that the rate of breast cancer is at its lowest rate in 20 years. The report, though, "raises more questions than it answers about why an estimated 16,000 fewer women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the disease," the article says.

 

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.