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The Next Bubble?

One of the next bubbles to hit may be genomics, says Alex Planes at The Motley Fool. The field is growing quickly, Planes notes, with more and more companies coming online and treatments and diagnostics starting to make their way to market — all driven by the steep decline of sequencing costs. "It's too early to tell just which sequencing companies will float on top of the genomics bubble, but if history is any guide, big growth will come after costs drop into routine-procedure territory," Planes says. "Perhaps after mid-decade, if this chart proves correct."

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.