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They'll Need a Long Marquee for All the Names

Along with winners past, the 2008 Canada Gairdner International awardees, who include Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun, will be speaking at a two-day Minds That Matter symposium at the University of Toronto beginning this Thursday. Ambros' talk is called "MicroRNA pathways in animal development" and Ruvkun's is "The tiny RNA pathways of C. elegans." Other big-name speakers include Sydney Brenner, George Church, Craig Mello, and James Thomson.

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.