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Leaving the American Dream

From an analysis of patent filings, researchers from Duke, Harvard, and New York University discovered that the number of patent applications filed by foreigners residing in the United States tripled over the past 10 years to a little more than 24 percent of all applications, according to this story in the International Herald Tribune. The researchers, however, warn that without changes to immigration policy, these highly skilled foreign nationals will return home and then compete with American companies.


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.