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Everything Old Is New Again

Thomas Goetz, a journalist who's responsible for the Epidemix blog, has a post on personalized medicine. The theme: waaay back in the day -- before diseases were well understood -- patients were treated on an individual basis. Goetz says the concept of personalized medicine, in a funny way, is moving us back to that kind of mentality. He predicts that the cycle will continue as individually tailored medicine becomes more large-scale with advances like the HapMap and other population-based approaches.

 

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.