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It's Not Like They've Ever Been Wrong

Pundits expect the US House of Representatives to get back to a bill endorsing broader federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells, according to this article from Scientific American. It could be voted on as early as tomorrow, with the Senate following shortly thereafter. While the bill is expected to be vetoed by President Bush, fans of the bill say they might just have enough supporters in Congress now to override that.

According to the article, "Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin told reporters: 'I predict it will pass overwhelmingly.'" Just don't get your hopes up, guys.

 

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.