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Last Call for Submissions to Emerging Technology Conference

Today is the last day to submit an idea for a talk at the 2009 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, to be held in March in San Jose, California. The conference will focus on exploring the emerging trends in the technologies that affect our everyday lives, including personalized healthcare, synthetic biology, and others. The submissions will all be reviewed by mid-October, says the post at O'Reilly Radar.

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.