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Upheld, For Now


Good news for those in
California
who have not yet received any grant money for their stem cell projects. A court of appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that the 2004 creation of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine by Prop 71 was constitutional. But don’t hold your breath for those funds—this case will probably be appealed to
California
’s Supreme Court.


 

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.