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Cleveland Clinic: Timothy Chan

Timothy Chan has been appointed director of the Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Chan joins the clinic from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell School of Medicine, where he chaired the immunogenomics and precision oncology platform and was a tenured professor. He also was chair of the translational oncology division. Chan also joins the leadership of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; and is on staff at the Genomic Medicine Institute of the Lerner Research Institute and the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Taussig Cancer Institute. He holds an MD and PhD in genetics from Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed a residency in radiation oncology and postdoc in tumor biology.

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.