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Quite a Way From the Humble Pea

Over at his Omics! Omics! website, blogger Keith Robison takes readers through the Gregor Mendel exhibit at Chicago's prestigious Field Museum. He gives the exhibit a thumbs-up, encouraging people to see it if possible. For the computational biology set, he notes: "One other point brought out by the exhibit: how Mendel was a pioneer of combining math with biology."

 

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.