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Judy Lewent

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the parent company of Dharmacon, has named Judy Lewent to its board of directors and has appointed her to its Strategy Review Committee.
Lewent previously was executive vice president and CFO of Merck, where she worked from 1980 until 2007. Lewent also has served on the boards of Dell and Motorola, and is a member of the MIT Corporation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.