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Yes, They Are Talking to You

As the academic year comes to life, there's plenty of advice out there for new PIs. DrugMonkey says new profs need to snag a lab tech before finding a postdoc -- scutwork is no longer your job, says the post, and techs are generally around longer. As a PI, you'll also be attending meetings and Juniorprof says a PI's role there is different than a postdoc's. PIs need to recruit young up-and-comers to the lab and must exude leadership as they make connections in academia and industry.

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.