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When Your Work's Been Plagiarized

A researcher writes to Janet Stemwedel to ask what he should do after finding out that his work has been plagiarized. The reader, Doug writes that part of his thesis appeared in a journal article and he wrote to the journal but hasn't heard back. Stemwedel advises him to send a letter to the chair of the editorial advisory board and to carbon-copy that letter to his thesis advisor. "Basically, you want to lay out what you did in the email, possibly including a printout of the article with the plagiarism and a photocopy of your actual thesis, highlighting the lifted passages," she says.

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.