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Send That Scientist a Valentine!

Evidently, the NIH budget crunch is hitting researchers harder than we thought.

An e-mail from Cold Spring Harbor today urges people to donate $25 to the institute's research fund, in exchange for which they'll "surprise your favorite scientist with a hand delivered red carnation."

Hey, if you're in the giving mood, certain Genome Technology editors could use a trip to Bora Bora. We're just saying.

 

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.