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We Really Are Our Mothers…

Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang have a guest post at Olivia Judson's On the Wild Side in which they discuss the complex interactions between genes and environment, focusing on personality and life experiences. They say that people with similar personalities, which are partially due to genes, are drawn to particular environments. Thus, they may share similar life experiences, such as getting into bar fights, mugged, or suffering from alcoholism. Aamodt and Wang add that the heritability of psychological traits increases as people get older and have more control over their environment. "Apparently those of us who suspect we are turning into our parents as we get older may have a valid point," they write.

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.