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Genomes Go Green!

Ryan Gregory takes a page out of Jonathan Eisen's book (Eisen of the recent New Yorker fame) and points out a paper that is "overselling genomics." The paper, published in The Plant Genome, is entitled "A Genome May Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" and the abstract says that the "article will consider more closely the impact of very cheap sequence data (approximately 1USD per genome) on improvement of switchgrass." To which Gregory says, "Wow, $1 per genome? That would be sweet!"

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.