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Tricking Out Your iPhone for Biology

Here's another excuse to keep your iPod or iPhone handy in the lab -- there are applications that can help you calculate molarity, look at PDB structure, or even sneak a look at PhD Comics. Bitesize Bio's Bela Chandar reviews five of these apps and says he'll keep updating his post as more become available.

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.