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And Don't Forget Those Outlining Skills You Learned in Fifth Grade

Writing a good journal article is a skill that can be learned and not an innate talent, writes blogger Janet Stemwedel. In her post, she draws from a Chemical and Engineering News article, picking out tips to help make your paper a good one: be clear about authorship and who did what; know your audience and target the paper toward an "intelligent graduate student, not a professor"; and conduct a thorough literature review -- and, of course, read all the papers that you cite. (Seriously.)

The Scan

Rise of BA.5

The New York Times reports that the Omicron subvariant BA.5 has become the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 in the US.

UK Health Secretary Resigns

Sajid Javid, the UK health secretary, resigned along with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, saying they cannot work with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, CNN reports.

Clones From Freeze-Dried Cells

A team in Japan has cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells, according to the Guardian.

Genome Research Papers on Craniosynostosis, Macaque Retrotransposition, More

In Genome Research this week: structural variants in craniosynostosis, LINE-1 activity in rhesus macaque brain, and more.