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And Speaking of Lack of Consumer Education...

This article in the Wall Street Journal describes Myriad Genetics' consumer-targeted ad campaign for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests and the ensuing debate about "who really needs the test and whether it will induce low-risk women to take drastic measures to prevent the disease," the story says. "That can mean more frequent screenings and taking certain preventive drugs, but also can include prophylactic surgical removal of a woman's breasts or ovaries." (Bet they don't mention that in the ads.)


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.