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The Source of Cancer's Sneakiness

Using genome-wide screens, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers found genes that might be protecting lung cancer cells from the otherwise toxic effects of the chemotherapy drug Taxol, say this Technology Review article. There are already drugs that appear to target some of these 87 sensitivity genes.

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.