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Falling Prey

The Picower Foundation of Palm Beach will be closing its doors, having lost over a half a billion dollars in the alleged Ponzi scheme run by Bernard Madoff, reports the Boston Globe. Picower funded cultural programs, human rights and child advocacy programs, and medical research. Its medical research grantees included Harvard Medical School, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania. "It's just so horrific," Virginia Lee, the director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UPenn tells ScienceInsider. She expects the Parkinson's disease consortium she was a part of to "fall apart" as a result.

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.