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Review Unto Others as You Would Have Them Review Unto You

Juniorprof blogs about reviewing papers, an activity he finds rewarding for getting to read interesting science early, and for "having the opportunity to help authors improve on their manuscripts." In the post, Juniorprof urges fellow reviewers to produce high-quality reviews: "Always give evidence of your claims and try to improve the quality of the papers that you review," he writes. After all, sloppy or lazy reviews just add time to the process and don't help the scientific authors.


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.