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For Mother's Day, We Made a Gel, Too

Duke University's Nancy Andrews and her daughter, Camille Mathey-Andrews, appeared in yesterday's The News & Observer, discussing how they spend time together — in the lab. On Saturdays, Camille, who is interested in pursuing medical studies, has joined her mother in the lab to isolate and compare DNA samples from their family members. "It started as a couple of hours, and then it turned into the whole day," Andrews, tells The News &Observer. "I began by showing her around the lab, and I told her what the different types of equipment did."

HT: Abel Pharmboy

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.