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It's Not Often That People Tell FDA to Slow Down

A preliminary decision from the US Food and Drug Administration that would allow the sale of cloned livestock products -- meat, milk, and so forth -- without special labeling has, predictably, run into some opposition. A consumer group called the Center for Food Safety charges that FDA's decision was based on precious little data and a whole lot of lobbying from the biotech industry, according to this wire story.

 

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.