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It'll Be Worth the Wait

San Diego's Scripps Translational Science Institute will conduct the first study to assess whether people taking genetic tests will change their behavior, says this article in SciAm. Scripps will offer its 10,000 employees, family members, and friends of the nonprofit Scripps Health system Navigenics' genetic test, and changes in behavior will be assessed over a 20-year period. The study will be led by Eric Topol, director at Scripps.

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.