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King Tut Gets a Paternity Test

Egyptian archaeologists will use DNA tests to see if mummified remains of two stillborn children found in the tomb of Tutankhamun are his children, reports the BBC. DNA samples from the two fetuses will be compared to each other and to Tutankhamun at Cairo University, and the results should be known by December.

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.