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For the Twelfth Layer of Management, My VP Gave to Me

At his Omics! Omics! blog, Keith Robison writes about the joys of corporate hierarchy. (OK, there are no joys. But GTO is trying to be jolly.) "I used to joke at Millennium that I was routinely being demoted. This was obviously so, as the number of people between myself and Mark Levin kept growing," Robison writes. He weighs in on some alternatives some people have proposed to ease the weight of these bureaucracies, but suggests that the most effective solution might actually be to just work at a very small company.

 

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.