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HHMI Awards $10M to Promote Interdisciplinary
Biomedical Education; Genomics to Play Role

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has set aside $10 million as part of an effort to increase interdisciplinary graduate education, the institute said this week.

HHMI has partnered with the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and awarded 10 $1 million grants to programs that support both physical and biomedical sciences, including nanotechnology, computational biology, and genomics.

According to HHMI, the recipients of the awards are Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Chicago, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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.