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Open Access Is More Than Just Re-Using Images

Open Access News blog makes a yet another case for why open access — especially when considered from a global perspective — is good. Excerpting an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Suber reports on the Global Text Project, which hopes to freely distribute 1,000 original titles online to students in developing countries. The project is volunteer-based, which might be a problem. "I might speak to an audience of 100 and recruit five or six people," says Richard T. Watson, interim head of the department of management information systems at the University of Georgia and co-head of the project.

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.