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Dawkins! No, Collins!

When your experiments are taking awhile, here's a fun diversion from Wired magazine. Billed as the "faith smackdown," it's a Web page where you read two quotes -- one from Francis Collins and one from Richard Dawkins -- and then vote for the one you believe is correct. GTO's verdict: there's nothing more entertaining than clicking on little tiny Collins or Dawkins heads and adding to the brouhaha.

 

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.