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Centogene: Vaibhav Joshi

Centogene has named Vaibhav Joshi to the newly created role of chief data officer. He joins the company from Virgin Care, which provides health and social care services in the UK. He was chief data officer there. Before that Vaibhav was clinical informatics director at the Private Healthcare Information Network and clinical analytics lead at Ramsay Health Care UK. 

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.