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The Oh-So-Glamorous Lives of Editors

In a post on Nodalpoint, blogger Pedro Beltrao dishes out the lessons he learned working as a trainee at the Molecular Systems Biology journal. GTO's favorite part: "What I learned to appreciate was the amount of work that goes into the editorial job." Thanks, Pedro.

In related news, the Molecular Systems Biology journal launched its own blog today. It's called The Seven Stones and you can check it out here.

 

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.