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So I Hopped on My HoverCraft and Sped to the Doctor's Office ...

Over at the Public Rambling blog, Pedro Beltrao envisions the future of personalized medicine, where people will be able to have their genome sequenced in order to find out what diseases they’re most likely to get. It's a fun post that reads like a chapter in a sci-fi novel. After he's done with the daydream about life in the genomes-for-all age, Pedro comes back to 2007 to list several recent articles and blog posts related to personal genomics.

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.