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The Teeny Tiniest Mass Spec You Ever Did See

Here's a story in the Guardian about scientists who are building a portable mass spectrometer (warning: be prepared for a snootful of Star Trek references). The article focuses on Graham Cooks from Purdue University as well as Ian Stockford and Stephen Morgan from Nottingham University. Getting rid of sample prep significantly speeds up the tiny instruments, but no word yet on resolution.

 

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.