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And We Thought It Was to Scan Things Faster at the Supermarket

T. Ryan Gregory is a happy man. Over at Genomicron he blogs about a special issue of the journal Molecular Ecology Resources focusing on DNA barcoding. He links to all of the papers, which are open access. Gregory quotes the intro, which says the goal of DNA barcoding "is to carry out species identifications so that even non-experts can determine what species might be at hand, and to do so in a rapid and inexpensive manner."

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.