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An FDA Twitter Feed and Facebook Page Will Be Next

The FDA has a new Transparency Blog, as Bertalan Meskó points out, that will run for the next six months to "discuss various ways in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could provide information to the public about what FDA is doing, the bases for FDA's decisions, and the processes used to make agency decisions." The first question the Transparency Blog poses is general: "How can the agency better explain its operations, activities, processes and decision making?" Head on over to their comments section to give your two cents' worth.

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.