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Bionano Genomics: Mike Ward

Bionano Genomics CFO Mike Ward has notified the firm of his resignation, effective Dec. 6. "Ward's resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the company," Bionano Genomics said last week in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.