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Tomorrow: Food for Starving People. Down the Road: Better Krispy Treats

This weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a front-page feature story on the International Rice Research Institute, the megafacility outside Manila aiming to problems facing the rice-growing community. Scientists there are working with "high-tech rice" that can be grown in unusual or challenging environmental conditions, perform photosynthesis differently, and more.

 

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.