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You'll Find Yourself Singing Along

With the blog Personal Genome's new web design comes a can't-miss theme song: Jonathan Coulter's "That Spells DNA."  We never thought we'd hear a song with the words "thymine," "messenger RNA," or "ribosome" in it, but there you go. Beware, though -- the song is catchy and you might find yourself humming "Each cell has a nucleus, each nucleus has chromosomes/And DNA, baby, that spells DNA" all day long.

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.