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Tale of the Tape

Daniel MacArthur was delighted to see this table from David Dooling at PolITiGenomics. It lists various stats and data points for the three readily available next-gen sequencing instruments: Roche, Illumina, and ABI. "It helps to provide some insight into the sheer scale of the DNA sequence data currently being produced by large-scale sequencing facilities," MacArthur writes. You can go straight to the table here.


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.