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Federal Money, Gender, and Bias

At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA discusses an NSF-sponsored study done by RAND into if there is gender bias in federal grant programs. The RAND study found no differences in funding outcomes at NSF or USDA between 2001 and 2003, however at NIH, female applicants received 63 percent of the funding that male applicants did. DrdrA also notes that NIH's budget is many times those of NSF or USDA.

 

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.