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Getting a Peek

At Bitesize Bio, Nick Oswald mentions a new version of Serial Cloner, a program for in silico DNA cloning, sequence analysis, and visualization. Oswlad says that this freeware is "very intuitive and is packed with features." Among the new features for this incarnation are: an improved ability to import NCBI/EMBL sequences automatic scanning for features in those imported sequences, alignments with NCBI BLAST2seq, and more.

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.