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Time to Dust Off Your BioPerl

Why are the computations are missing? Blogger Neil Saunders doesn't waste any time finding out. In a recent blog post that serves as a mini-tutorial, he takes a paper and extracts the data by converting it to code. Using a handful of variables and five subroutines, Saunders makes it look easy and even fun to practice coding in Perl. Now, which paper is next?

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.