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Like Math Being the Universal Language

Dan at Bitesize Bio is reading the late Arthur Kornberg's book, For the Love of Enzymes. One section of the book includes a discussion of NIH policy decisions that were successful, including the decision to not consider politics or geography in awarding grants and how that "international spirit" in turn helped the US. Dan writes, "It also probably was the impetus for the view commonly held today, that science is a unifying and globalizing enterprise."

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.