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The Nostradamus of Sequencing

Forbes' Matthew Herper predicts that the $1,000 genome will become a reality in 2010, "ushering in a new era of genetic medicine." Herper says that direct-to-consumer personalized genomics companies aren't "ready for prime time." Instead, he says that the traditional doctor-insurer-patient model will be more fruitful. The companies on his watch list include Illumina, Complete Genomics, Pacific Biosciences, and Ion Torrent.

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.