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Ohio-Bound

High-tech startups are popping up in unexpected cities, reports the Wall Street Journal. Instead of flocking to Boston or the Bay Area, companies are opening up or remaining in Ohio and Michigan. The founder of Proxy Biomedical Peter Gingras, based in Galway, Ireland, turned to Cleveland to open his US-based operations. "The State of Ohio, the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic stepped up and put a competitive package together. In the end, it was an easy decision," Gingras says.

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.