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Notable: Joseph Wagner

Precision oncology company Notable has hired Joseph Wagner as CSO. A pharmacologist by training with a history in the biotech industry, Wagner had been executive director of the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium. He previously held executive positions at BriaCell Therapeutics, OncoCyte, and Cell Targeting. Wagner will report directly to Notable CEO Laurie Heilmann. 

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.