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Unconflicted Funds

Joe Barton (R–TX) and Greg Walden (R–OR), both members of the House Science Committee, sent a letter to Acting NIH Director Raynard Kington saying that NIH-funded scientists should not "self-regulate" potential conflicts of interest, says Science Insider. In particular, the representatives point to the recent fracas over using CT scans to detect lung cancer in which both sides were accused of having conflicts of interest. Barton and Walden add that the funds from the economic stimulus bill should "not [be] compromised by the potential conflicts of interest of researchers."

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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.