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Lesson One: How to Stay on Scientists' Good Side

In his Tree of Life blog, Jonathan Eisen posts on PRISM, or the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine. It's a coalition launched by the Association of American Publishers with the goal of convincing the scientific community that it's open-access journals, not subscription-based journals, that you should be worrying about. (Open access, it seems, undermines the peer review process.) Eisen writes of the program, "It is the last gasp of a dying breed -- publishers who refuse to do what is the right thing for science and society."

 

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.