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Making the World a Better Place? Prove It

A Wall Street Journal article reports on the $105 million grant given to the University of Washington by the Gates Foundation. The goal of the 10-year award is to figure out ways to measure the global impact of public health programs, according to the article. It's "part of a broader effort by the foundation to better track private money spent on health," the article says.

 

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.