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Money for the Big Apple

If you're affiliated with a New York City-based university or research institute (or have a collaborator who is), heads up: Stephen Albainy-Jenei at Patent Baristas has a post about the opportunity to win $250,000 in funding through the BioAccelerate NYC Prize competition. Funded with up to $1.25 million, the program aims to boost commercialization of the biomedical research conducted in New York. More information is available here, and applications are due November 25.

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.