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Genomes to Consumers: Huzzah! Education for Consumers? Oops.

Over at his Genetic Genealogist blog, Blaine Bettinger flexes his journalistic muscles with a post in which he interviews Harvard's Dana Waring, who helped create pgEd, or the Personal Genetics Education Project. The project began when Ting Wu (Waring's PI) decided it would be important to start "looking at the potential social impact of genetic testing becoming mainstream -- personal genome sequencing to be exact," according to Waring.

 

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.