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We've All Been There

At Bitesize Bio, blogger Nick has had a bad week, leading him to post a list of 10 reasons not to be a scientist. Topping the list is ego, "Science attracts some straaaange people - and you have to work with them," he blogs. Nick also mentions the frustration of bench work, the repetition of the job, and the career structure of academia. Being a scientist has also hurt his Trivial Pursuit prowess. "I don’t know about you, but I have spent so long with my head in science books that my general knowledge is terrible," he writes.

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.