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Jason Poole

Jason Poole has joined Biocept as senior director for molecular assay development. He previously was director of R&D at Trovagene and prior to that worked at EMD Millipore and Nanogen. His experience in clinical assay development includes experience in next-generation sequencing, quantitative PCR, and in vitro cell analysis.

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.