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The Pitfalls of Sequencing

There are three potential solutions to the insurance fears raised by individual genomic sequencing, says Jason Bobe at the Personal Genome. Patient advocates want everyone to be sequenced and protected by law, free-market purists don't care if people are tested or not but they do not want the rules to change, and ignotarians advise people not to be tested to relieve them of the obligation to tell their insurance company the results, explains Bobe.

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.