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A Whole New Source of Gossip

This article from the Wall Street Journal alerts readers to new conflict of interest reporting rules coming to a medical journal near you. "The requirements will go beyond existing disclosure rules at many medical journals to include items such as financial relationships involving spouses, partners or minor children," according to the story. "Also required will be disclosure of nonfinancial conflicts, such as religious and political affiliations." Journals adopting the new rules include the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Lancet.

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.