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Maxygen Says Energy BioSystems Broke Contract


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Maxygen initiated an arbitration proceeding against Energy BioSystems, alleging that it breached confidentiality provisions and other terms of an agreement between the two companies in 1997. Maxygen said it disclosed confidential information about its MolecularBreeding technology to Energy BioSystems and its arbitration proceeding is in regard to Energy BioSystems' claim that it has developed a new gene-shuffling technology.

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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.