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Wait, What's Peer Review?

In industry, peer-reviewed papers just aren't valued, writes Sandra Porter on her blog. This realization shocked her as well as when she discovered that people in industry didn't really know what peer review meant. "The business people seem to think that scientific papers are written by ghost-writers and the software engineers think they're written by people from marketing," she blogs.

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.