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We Didn't Think It Was That Bad

Science policy analysts from Harvard and Georgia Tech want society to play a bigger role in research, says this UPI wire story, though how they want to include the community in directing science goals and projects isn't quite clear. Also worth noting: one researcher points out that there is a "current negative public perception surrounding the human genome project."

We here at GTO must have missed that. Then again, we don't get out much.

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.