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Not That We Ever Really Had a Handle on 1.0

Here's an interesting post from the Personal Genome blog, in which Jason Bobe discusses the surge of new ethical questions arising as next-gen medicine picks up steam. Referring to it as "Medical ethics 2.0" and comparing some of the changes to the better-known Web 2.0, Bobe's post goes through topics including family medical histories and practitioners' duty to warn patients or their families about outcomes of genetic testing.

 

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.