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Supremes on Science

The Supreme Court is in session and appears to be split on Wyeth vs. Levine, according to the Los Angeles Times. The case is challenging the Bush administration's preemption policy which says that injured customers cannot sue companies by saying a product is dangerous and defective if a federal agency approved the product for the market.

On Monday, the Supreme Court decided to hear District Attorney's Office vs. Osborne early next year. This case will determine if inmates have a constitutional right to test old DNA evidence.

 

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.