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A Mammoth Project

Scientists, says an article from the New York Times' Week in Review, hope to recover preserved eggs from a baby mammoth that was found in the permafrost of Siberia. Then, they might see if elephant sperm can fertilize the egg. Other researchers, continues the article, are taking another approach to studying mammoths by piecing together the mammoth's genome to insert into an elephant egg.

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.