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ArcherDx: Jason Ryan

ArcherDx has appointed Jason Ryan to the firm's board of directors and as the chair of its audit committee. Ryan currently serves as chief operating and financial officer at Magenta Therapeutics. He previously served as CFO at Foundation Medicine before it was sold to Roche Diagnostics in 2018. 

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.