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Keep It Short and Sweet

Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship notes that the new short NIH application format is out. Applications turned in on January 25, 2010, or later, will have a new format and a shorter page limit and a. Writedit lists the major changes in her post, and those include a one-page introduction, a six or 12-page research strategy section, a biosketch limited to 15 publications, among others. DrugMonkey also goes over the new format. "I'll be honest with you DearReader, I have not really considered very carefully how I am going to approach my grants under the new page limits. I've written 15 pagers before but those were just scale-downs of the usual 25 page description of the research plan," 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.