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What Happens When You Flip the Master Switch?

A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Lab headed by Alea Mills found what they’ve shown to be a master switch for cancer. After performing studies on both mice and humans, Mills tracked the location of the so-far elusive granddaddy of tumor suppressor genes, CHD5. The CHD5 gene maps to a region on chromosome 1 and makes a protein that prevents cancer by turning on a tumor suppressive network. Their results have been published in the February issue of Cell.

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.