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Problems, What Problems?

Scientific American's Katharine Harmon looks into the challenges facing the consumer genetic testing industry, which include interpreting the data, an unclear regulatory situation, and a lack of customers. Harmon says that despite these drawbacks, that many in the industry are optimistic. "Once the numbers [of genomes] are high enough," says John Boyce, co-founder of Delphi Bio who is also involved with GnuBio, "we should have the power to see deeper into the genome and find the predictive biomarkers."

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.