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Last Scientist Standing

Imperial College London's Paula Salgado describes her experience as part of "I'm a scientist, get me out of here" in this guest post at The Scientist's blog. As part of that group, she and 99 other scientists answered questions from students as well as participating in live chats with students during their science classes. "I would happily move from whether I preferred ice-cream or chocolate to explaining how I get proteins to crystallize or how long we have to wait before we can go and live in Chernobyl without dying from radiation — such was the pace and the range of their curiosity," she writes. The event also took a reality-TV-style turn. At the end of each day of the second week, the students voted one scientist per subgroup out of the event — but Salgado made it to the last two.

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.