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It Must Be for the Snazzy Fashion and Massive Popularity

At the Bitesize Bio blog, Nick has a post on his "top 15 reasons for being a scientist." If you have a minute, check it out, and add your own as well. Our favorites: "owning a Bunsen burner" and "people believe what you say (trust me I’m a 'doctor')." But GTO takes issue with #2 on the list, "Conferences… see the world for free." Maybe we're not normal, but when GTO goes to a conference, that's three days of never seeing sunlight.

 

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.