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They May be GMO, But They Don't Need Water

China's Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, in cooperation with Syngenta, a Swiss company, will be developing drought-resistant crops. According to a news wire report, they will be focusing on corn, soybean, sugar beet, sugar cane, and wheat and they plan to sell these genetically modified crops on the global market.

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.