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Setting Dark Data Free

All that unworthy data, unpublished and/or inconclusive or negative, should see the light of day, blogs Thomas Goetz on Epidemix. For one thing, he says in an essay for Wired, "Your dead end may be another scientist’s missing link." Google, adds Goetz, has a project in the pipeline to store and distribute these massive sets of dark data.

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.