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Welcome Back, Copernicus

Good news: they've found Nicolaus Copernicus. (And you probably didn't even know he was missing.) As various news outlets report, scientists have performed DNA analysis on skeletal remains found buried in the cathedral where Copernicus lived and compared them to hairs found in a book owned by the scientist. "Three years ago, archaeologists dug up a skull and partial remains of a man aged about 70, Copernicus' age when he died, near an altar at the cathedral," the BBC says, adding that "forensic facial reconstruction of the skull found that it bore a striking resemblance to existing portraits of the father of modern astronomy."

 

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.