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Work Visa Closeout Sale - Act Now!

According to a CNET News article, the rush to apply for H-1B visas was so tremendous this year that the US immigration services group says it received more applications on the first day of submissions than the country can grant for all of next year.

Tech-focused companies in particular led the drive to apply for work visas for non-citizen employees. With 150,000 applications and a cap of 65,000 visas to be issued, the agency says it will no longer be accepting petitions for the permits.

 

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.