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Eleven Therapeutics: Yaniv Erlich

Yaniv Erlich has joined Eleven Therapeutics, a startup he cofounded that has locations in the UK and Israel, as CEO and CSO. He retains his post as CSO of MyHeritage. Previously, he was an associate professor of computer science and computational biology at Columbia University and a core member of the New York Genome Center.

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.