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OnRamp BioInformatics Rosalind Genomic Analysis Platform for Biologists

OnRamp BioInformatics has introduced Rosalind, a genomics analysis platform aimed specifically at life sciences researchers. The San Diego-based company said that the product, named after early DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin, is meant to alleviate backlogs caused by a global shortage of bioinformaticians. 

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.