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Science is My Favorite Subject

You know you've made it when the science you've pioneered is breaking into the high school curriculum. This article from the New York Times reports on the Intel Science Talent Search, a national high school science fair held this week. Winner Mary Masterman built a spectrograh for $300, and another contestant who placed in the top five contributed a study of microRNAs.


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.