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But Then What Would Pharma Do With All That Advertising Money?

This story in MIT's Technology Review profiles work underway at the University of Virginia to build a computer model that can accurately predict, based on gene expression analysis, which cancer drugs will be most effective for a particular patient. "The researchers are integrating the model into clinical trials to test whether it can be used to select the patients most likely to respond to a particular drug. They hope it will eventually be used routinely to help doctors quickly find the best treatment for cancer patients," according to the article.

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.