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Genetic Nondiscrimination Act: So Close. Sooooo Close

The Boston Globe and The Genetic Genealogist have updates on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act pending here in the US. Though passed by the House and likely to be signed into law by President Bush, GINA has run into another wall, in the form of Republican Senator Tom Coburn. The bill would prevent discrimination based on genetic information from both insurance companies and employers, and while most agree it's a good bill, Coburn is hung up on using genetic information from embryos and fetuses.

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.