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Who Would You Choose?

In addition to naming the most powerful people in the world (US President Barack Obama tops that list), Forbes had former NIH director Elias Zerhouni choose the seven most influential people in medicine. Zerhouni names the current NIH director Francis Collins as the most important person in that realm, followed by National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci. Also making an appearance are David Baltimore, Harold Varmus, and Shinya Yamanaka.

HT: The Scientist

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.