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Post Your Theories, Find Friends, Get Published. It's That Easy

Blogger Neil Saunders has a new post describing how blogging can lead to open science. He mentions an example of two scientists who came to collaborate after one read the other’s blog. These two eventually co-authored a paper about the Arabidopsis hothead mutation.

What GTO learned from this story: reading blogs is good for your career. So keep coming back for more!

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.