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Finding the Flier

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery hopes to compare mitochondrial DNA from remains found on Nikumaroro Island to that of Amelia Earhart's family, according to the Genetics and Health blog at Blisstree. The pilot disappeared during her round-the-world flight, crashing somewhere in the Pacific. The recovery group's Ric Gillespie found a camp with '30s-era makeup and broken glasses where he suspects Earhart may have crashed. "If the TIGHAR investigators have any luck, the cold-case mystery of Amelia Earhart will be solved by next year," Grace Igby writes.

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.