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What to Do After the Genetic Test?

With more and more genetic tests available, the possibility of misdiagnosis and false positives is greater and the doctors and hospital officials who inform the new parents of any problems are not always knowledgeable about the newborn's particular condition, says an article in the Wall Street Journal. The American College of Medical Genetics has a website with information for doctors about what to do when a baby is positive for a rare disease, the article continues, and the group is developing an online map of genetic specialists.

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.