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Next-Gen Sequencing in the Clinic

A post at MassGenomics summarizes a lecture that the Mayo Clinic's David Smith gave on how the institution is using next-gen sequencing in clinical application. For the most part, Mayo is using it for rare variant detection in tumors, detecting mutations in mitochondrial DNA, and transcriptional profiling.

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.