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Digital Pathology Association: Michael Rivers

The Digital Pathology Association announced Michael Rivers has been named its new president, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Rivers is currently the vice president of Roche Digital Pathology and has been the head of the division since 2015, leading the digital pathology teams in California and Arizona. He joined Roche Tissue Diagnostics in 2006. Rivers will replace outgoing DPA President Marilyn Bui. 

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.