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Sys Bio at the OB/GYN's Office

There's a story in the Guardian about a new technique that uses CGH instead of FISH for screening out defective embryos that have chromosomal abnormalities in women trying to get pregnant by in vitro fertilization. In a study led by scientists at Oxford University and Reprogenetics UK, and the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, 78 percent of the 23 women who underwent IVF in the study became pregnant with embryos screened using CGH. The researchers will soon begin a clinical trial in the UK.

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.