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It's the Little Things, Really

Blogger Chemical Bilology shares her discovery that the combination of her first and last names is unique in the PubMed database. "I'm so special!" she writes, although several authors "with my first and middle initials plus last name," have papers indexed in PubMed.

The Daily Scan asks: what are some of your simple pleasures in science?

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.