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Really, I'd Love to Give You My Data -- But I Can't

Over at bbgm, Deepak Singh's considering the expansive issue of data ownership and open access. He says that talking this over with people in the field has convinced him that "our problem does not necessarily lie in scientists being inherently protective of their data, but rather to a system that encourages them to do so." Deepak says he believes that it will be possible for institutions to effect this kind of change, but that it will take time for that to happen. "It’s going to take a while, but if pharma companies can agree to share pre-competitive biomarker data, then academics can change as well," he writes.

 

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.