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Gratuitous References to J. Craig: Always a Pleasure

Next-gen sequencing goes mainstream! This article from the Wall Street Journal looks at the key players "racing to bring the cost [of sequencing a human genome] to below $10,000." (It also doesn't miss the opportunity to lead off with an anecdote about Craig Venter. Thanks for that, WSJ.) There's a nifty chart comparing costs and time requirements for the main sequencing technologies available today or expected to be available soon: the ABI 3730 as well as next-gen instruments from Roche, Illumina, ABI, and Helicos.

 

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.