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That's One Running Stitch, One Cross Stitch, and a Guanine

Inspired by an artist and the Human Genome Project, Beverly St. Clair fashioned a way to represent different genomes in quilt patterns. Each base of a gene is a different kind of fabric square, which are then quilted together in the order of the gene. "The resulting quilts are visually exciting," she says on her website, where you can find quilts of the human red cone pigment gene (it is indeed red), WIG-1, and the hepatitis C virus.

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.