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Genome Boy'

Misha Angrist, science editor at the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, is one of the first 10 subjects chosen for George Church's Personal Genome Project. Dubbing himself "Genome Boy," Angrist has taken it upon himself to blog the process, starting off with why he chose to volunteer. (He says getting to work with George was definitely part of it. Hey, if GTO could hang out with George Church all day, we'd be getting our collective genome sequenced, too.)

 

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.