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Even Citation Counts Bring the Human Genome Papers to a Tie

Steven Salzberg has come up with his list of the top 10 genome papers ever published. To make the roundup objective, he chose to rank papers based on the number of citations they've gotten (acknowledging that this measure leads to a bias toward older papers). The results were split evenly in journals -- five from Science, five from Nature -- and "include 5 bacteria, 3 model organisms, and the two human genome papers right at the top," he writes. Funnily enough, ISI citations listed the public consortium's human genome as first, while Google Scholar ranked the Venter group's paper first.


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.