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Read, But Don't Tell

A team of physicists made an exciting finding at the same time as a team of competitors, wrote it up, submitted it to Nature, and then submitted the preprint to arXiv -- an archive that many astronomers and physicists race to submit to. However, the authors wrote in the comments that the paper was under embargo, according to Julianne Dalcanton at the Cosmic Variance blog. "The authors advertised a paper to thousands of interesting, engaged scientists, who are then supposed to keep their mouths shut so that the authors can get a paper into a particular journal," she writes. In the comments, the Nature astronomy editor weighs in to say that "anyone who posts to arXiv with a note 'under embargo' is mis-informed" and that authors are free to post to arXiv.

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.