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Mo' Money, Mo' Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute says it will award $79 million to universities so that teachers and researchers can develop new ideas and initiatives to strengthen science education. The grants will be funded through HHMI's Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program and its Professors Program. Fifty research universities across the country will receive $70 million, with grants ranging from $800,000 to $2 million to develop creative curricula, give students more time in the lab and improve science teaching, HHMI says. The other $9 million will be split among 13 HHMI professors to work on solving the problems of science education and to teach large, introductory science classes.

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.