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OraSure: David Shulkin

Former Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin has been appointed to the board of OraSure Technologies, the firm said. He will also serve on the board's audit committee, and nominating and corporate governance committee. Shulkin is currently president and CEO of Shulkin Solutions and previously was chief executive at hospitals and health systems including Beth Israel in New York and Morristown Medical center in New Jersey.  

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.