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Beijing Institute Begins Sequencing Rice and Pig


BEIJING--The Beijing Genomics Institute announced that it will begin rice and pig genome sequencing projects. The majority of the sequencing for both projects will be done at the institute's recently opened sequencing facility using Amersham Pharmacia Biotech's MegaBace 1000 DNA sequencer.

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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.