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Love Means ... Oh, Electrical Signals

Blogger GrrlScientist takes some time to remind us all of what love really is — scientifically speaking, anyway. "If you are a scientist, you would probably know that love is the result of a biochemical cocktail of hormones and neurotransmitters that is zapped by electrical signals leaping between neurons," she says, introducing a video showing a scientific explanation of the emotion. And she adds a friendly reminder: "I thought I'd remind you that Valentine's Day is stampeding upon us, its hot breath snorting down our necks. Nervous?"

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.