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The Meaning of Life, Microarray-Style

Medgadget reports on a contest to decipher a hidden message in a microarray. The prize is $1500, and the contest comes from GEN, Scintellix, and Agilent. According to the contest's description, "Unlocking the code in MicroArray will reveal a powerful message that bears on the mystery of life itself." Well, if you're going to get a life epiphany out of it, who wouldn't want to participate? Check it out here.


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.