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NuProbe Global: Yingshuang Chai

NuProbe Global has named Yingshuang Chai CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Chai was cofounder and CEO of CarrierGene Biotech, a Chinese genetic testing firm that recently merged with NuProbe. He brings 20 years of experience in market operations, having served as the national clinical business director at Life Technologies China and national director of clinical strategy and development at Thermo Fisher China.

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.