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What's the Difference Between You and a Genius? About $500,000

The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2007 Genius Awards and blogger PhilipJ at Biocuriosities points out the biology-related fellows. Caltech's Michael Elowitz studies cell's gene networks and is a 2007 awardee. Another fellow is Paul Rothemund, who works on DNA nanostuctures (which are featured in this month's Genome Technology Blunt End).

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.