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PGx in a Microcosm

Michael Rugnetta has an article at Science Progress suggesting that NIH's genetic-based warfarin study will help determine the potential for personalized medicine. "Certainly the outcome could have enormous implications for personalized medicine, a new medical field where the results of genetic tests or other biomarker assessments are used to tailor drugs and treatments to individual patients," he writes. "Pharmacogemomics-based treatments ... need to pass the practicality test if biomedical innovation is to make a constructive contribution to a larger system-based healthcare infrastructure."

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.