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A recent series of 10 articles published in Science highlights the problem of "data deluge," says The Chronicle of Higher Education's Josh Fischman. Scientists are "wasting" data and money because of the lack of data libraries and other resources needed to share as much of the information as possible, he adds. One issue is the diversity of data formats and the difficulty many researchers experience when trying to compare different data sets, Fischman says. Even different technologies — optical microscopes versus electron microscopes, for example — can make things difficult as they measure things differently. Some experts suggest that scientists "develop a common language for tagging their data," Fischman says. "All researchers have their own methods so a common language will require a culture shift," he adds, but the issue is becoming "urgent."

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.