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Overselling Genomics, Round Three!

Jonathan Eisen gets his feathers ruffled over at The Tree of Life, handing his third "Overselling Genomics Award" (and adds a bonus "Overselling Men" award) to Newsweek for their recent feature on the ten "most esteemed" biologists in the world today. He laments that there are no women on the list and that they all focus on only one kind of research — genomics. Newsweek trying anything but mainstream? Never one to miss a chance to be cynical, we think a new award category should be created: "Overselling (mainstream) Science Journalism."

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.