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RNA Rules, Dude

Every day is DNA day, but when does RNA get its glory? According to a blog by Alex Palazzo, a postdoc at Harvard Med, 2006 was the year of RNA. His latest blog entry celebrates the triumphs of the DNA counterpart - the Nobel Prize! A 50-year anniversary! - in the past 12 months.

 

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.