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That's Right. Get 'Em Hooked When They're Young

This article from the San Francisco Chronicle profiles the Biotech Partners program that's been run by Bayer for the last 15 years. Created as an effort to attract kids from minority or low-income backgrounds to the biotech field, "the program has served more than 1,500 students," according to the article, and placed "862 students ... in high school internships and college co-op jobs."

 

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.