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Like Mushrooms After a Good Long Rain

David Hamilton from VentureBeat has a post introducing Navigenics, a startup along the lines of 23andMe that apparently aims to provide genotyping to the consumer audience (the lure: "we can now determine your genetic predisposition for certain diseases," according to the company's website). According to Hamilton, early indications are that Navigenics will be using Affymetrix chips, while 23andMe has teamed up with Illumina.

 

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.