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Labware for Everyday Entertaining

Emily Crow at Bitesize Bio puts a spin on a recent post about kitchenware you can use in the lab by creating her list of labware she'd like to use in her home — stir plates and stir bars are at the top of the list. "Can you imagine making risotto on a stir plate? Just start up the spin function, and you won’t have to stand over a hot pot for 30 minutes just to make a tasty dinner," she writes. To store the leftover risotto? Parafilm, of course, because it "works so much better than saran wrap," Crow says. And what kitchen is complete without a desktop autoclave to sterilize glasses and utensils? In a comment to this post, reader Yannick v.G. chooses "nice and clean proteases to soften meat."

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.