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Two More Makes 32

Researchers at the University of Vermont have discovered two new red blood cell proteins that indicate the existence of two new blood types, reports Popular Science's Dan Nosowitz. The study, published recently in Nature Genetics, describes the blood types — called Junior and Langereis — which are prevalent in East Asia, particularly Japan, Nosowitz says. This brings the number of known blood types to 32, though most of them are rare, the researchers say.

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.