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The Words Darwin Wrote and Read

To get your fill of Charles Darwin, listen to the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast. On the podcast with Alok Jha are Poet Laureate Ruth Padel, University College London's Steve Jones, and Cambridge University's Gillian Beer, to discusses Darwin's writings and what he read. Padel recommends the Voyage of the Beagle (she calls it "fresh, vivid and personal"); Jones likes The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals ("terminally weird"); and Beer discusses the books that Darwin himself read (he liked novels as long as there was a happy ending).

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.