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New Councilors

The US National Institutes of Health has appointed 10 new members to its Council of Councils, which advises the NIH director on the activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.

The division looks to identify scientific opportunities, public health challenges, and knowledge gaps. The advisory council has 27 members, and the 10 new ones include Stanford University School of Medicine's Carlos Bustamante, Janice Clements at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Nancy Haigwood from Oregon Health and Science University.

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.