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Watch Out for the Lay People Hanging Around PubMed

Not only do scientists use PubMed to search for all the information under the sun on a given topic, but so do lay people -- and the NCBI noticed and made a small change. When working on her mumps posts, Sandra Porter noticed the fairly new box at the bottom right of the PubMed results page that includes patient drug information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. "Even better," she writes, "the information is written in English! My students always complained about the difficulty of reading abstracts in PubMed."

 

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.