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The Null Set for DNA Sequence

New Scientist reports on research out of Boise State University, where Greg Hampikian is heading up a project to track DNA sequences that don't appear in nature. (Yep, you read that right.) "Their goal is to identify 'primes': DNA sequences and chains of amino acids so dangerous to life that they do not exist," according to the article.

Hampikian will be presenting the results of this work at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing this week, New Scientist adds.

 

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.