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Open Arms for Open Access

Peter Suber at Open Access News takes excerpts from reports on NIH and NSF's open access policies. Over at NIH, the open access requirement for all PubMed submissions seems to have been accepted fairly well. "The Public Access Policy is working, by which I mean that public access to bio-medical research is increasing dramatically without creating any real danger to the publishing industry," says an article from Duke University. The NSF Task Force on Cyberlearning also released a report, which supports OA but for different reasons. "All these developments [in OA to research literature and data] will help to contribute to the effectiveness of cyberlearning initiatives," it says.

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.