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Now He Can Add 'Visionary' to His Resume

Here's someone who's celebrating during Open Access week. Utne Reader announced its list of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," which includes John Wilbanks, executive director of Science Commons. (The list also honors the Dalai Lama, so he's in good company.) Utne describes Wilbanks' effort at Science Commons as one "to spur innovation and discovery by making scientific research and resources easier to share." The article quotes Wilbanks as saying, “We have a network of knowledge. ... We need to liberate it enough that it can actually take off.”

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.