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Cereon Makes Arabidopsis SNP Data Public Via TAIR


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Cereon Genomics has agreed to share its data on 39,000 Arabidopsis single-nucleotide polymorphisms with the Arabidopsis Information Resource, enabling academic researchers free access over the Internet. TAIR, as it is known, is a public data and information Web site that was developed jointly by the National Center for Genome Resources in Santa Fe, NM, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Stanford, Calif. The site’s address is .

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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.