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Not What They Mean by Paying It Forward

Jeremy Grushcow at the Cross-Border Biotech Blog discusses Canada's funding woes. First, Genome Canada was shocked when the Canadian government withdrew its funding, though the Canadian government disputed that interpretation, saying that Genome Canada is still receiving money from previous budgets. Now, though, Genome Canada has turned around and done the same thing to the International Regulome Consortium project. Genome Canada says it had nothing to do with losing its federal funds and the cut is due to management and scientific issues.

Update: The news part of our site goes into more detail 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.