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Science, and Scientists, Open Up

Over at the far-more-intellectual-than-we-are 3 Quarks Daily blog, molecular biologist Bill Hooker pens a thorough and thoughtful essay on open source, open access, and "open science" in general. He writes, "Open Science is very much in its infancy at the moment; we don't know precisely what its maturity will look like, but we have good reason to think we'll like it." We think you'll like his essay, which takes examples from DNA sequencing, PubMed, and the impact factors of scientific journals.

 

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.