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Mixing Genomics and Proteomics to Fight Cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Kimberly Stegmaier led a study published yesterday in PNAS that uses a "signature-based screening approach" to identify hits in neuroblastoma treatment. Her team used gene expression analysis to screen a small molecule library, and the top hit was all-trans-retinoic acid. They found that by combining this with an HDAC inhibitor increased neuroblastoma differentiation, which is typically abnormal in this pediatric cancer.

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.