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Beyond Reasonable Identity Thresholds

Over on Freelancing Science, Pawel Szczêsny points to the supplemental edition of PROTEINS that focuses on the critical assessment of methods of protein structure prediction experiments. Two improvements, better homology modeling and fully-automated methods, Szczêsny says are due to advances in sequence homology searches. "Finding similarity between two sequences well beyond any reasonable identity thresholds is now doable," he writes.

 

 

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.