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Open-Minded Enough for Open Science?

"Do scientists really believe in open science?" asks research associate Frank Gibson on his peanutbutter blog. To answer his own question, he first discusses the definition of open science and concludes that for science to be open it needs to be fully open access with open licensing, open standards, and open data. Gibson says that open science is gaining some traction but is being held back by the old publish-or-perish mentality.

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.