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Polite Competition

Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! rounds up the first day of talks at CHI's next-gen sequencing conference. Speakers included Robert Cook-Deegan, Jonathan Rothberg, and Henry Erlich; many of the companies with next-gen sequencing platforms spoke as well, Robison writes. "The talks were all genteel but contained pokes at each other," he adds. For more details, check out his full post 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.