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They Must've Narrowly Beaten Out Bush and Cheney

US News & World Report has a special feature on 18 of America's top leaders, and GTO was pleased to see that a number of scientists made the list. These include Harold Varmus, now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (the profile was written by Bernadine Healy), Shirley Tilghman at Princeton, and William Foege at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The profiles are in-depth pieces that offer a good portrait of the scientists.

 

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.