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The Father of Biotechnology Leaves Behind a Legacy

Biochemist and Noble laureate Arthur Kornberg died on Friday; he was 89. Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering DNA polymerase, as well as was the first to produce the active inner core of a virus in the lab. His passion for enzymology and faith that all metabolic reactions could be reproduced in a test tube helped birth the field of genetic engineering. His son, Roger, also won the Nobel in 2006, making Kornberg one of only six Nobel laureates whose sons also won Nobel Prizes.

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.