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Studying Telomeres -- Yep, That Turned Out to Be a Good Decision

The accolades have been raining down on telomere expert Elizabeth Blackburn lately, so Discover magazine offers this interview with the scientist. The intro lists some of Blackburn's awards (the Lasker, Gruber, and Gairdner prizes), and just this week she was also honored with the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

 

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.