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SciLifeLab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Tuuli Lappalainen

Tuuli Lappalainen has been appointed as director of the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden. She will also become a professor of chemistry, biotechnology, and health at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences. Lappalainen, who is currently a core member of the New York Genome Center and an associate professor of systems biology at Columbia University, will take up her new posts May 15. She will continue to be an associate faculty member of the NYGC and will maintain her lab at the 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.