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Panhandling at Its Best

Next time you negotiate for a raise, consider this: over the past six years, the University of Washington has been logging donations "at the eye-popping clip of $1 million every 29 hours," according to this article in the Seattle Times. UW's goal was to reach $2 billion, and it is expected to announce that it hit its mark a year and a half ahead of time.

We don't know about you, but we think that deserves a "wowza!"


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.