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Watch Out for the Falling Axe

In the latest round of job cuts in the pharma sector, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced it will be cutting 10 percent more of its 37,000-person workforce (they had a 10 percent reduction last year), according to the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog. "Add in weak pipelines of new drugs, tough regulatory scrutiny, and pricing pressure from big purchasers, and it's clear why the industry is seeing round after round of job cut," Jacob Goldstein adds.

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.