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Songs About DNA, Part Trois

In this YouTube video, Chris Smither sings about the origin of the species. The song'll have you laughing as he sings, "God said, 'I'll make some DNA/They can use it any way they want from paramecium right up to man/ They'll have sex and mix up sections of their code…I'll just sit back in the shade while everyone gets laid'/That's what I call intelligent design."

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.