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Predicting Promoters

A paper published online in Nature Genetics ($) is getting attention on newswires. Senior author Bing Ren at the University of California, San Diego, and his team zeroed in on enhancer and promoter regions in the human genome for this study. The group tracked chemical patterns and used those to develop a new algorithm to predict and find such regulatory elements.

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.