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As a Group, You're Rational Overachievers

At Gene Expression, Razib doesn't think scientists are "particularly rational people as compared to the normal human." Just because the scientific community might push forward rationally tested hypotheses, scientists shouldn't assume that they can transfer this supposed rationality to other pursuits. "The power of science arises from the intersection of the communal wisdom of tens of thousands of individuals over decades with the nature of the subject at hand," he 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.