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Ray of Sunlight

It's not all bad out there for biotech. The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog lists five positive developments. Namely, Exelixis is getting $140 million from Sanofi-Aventis in exchange for licensing two experimental cancer drugs; MAP Pharmaceuticals has received promising results from a late-stage trial of a migraine drug; Amgen will pay $50 million to Cytokinetics for a heart-failure drug; Johnson & Johnson will buy Cougar Biotechnology for $894 million; and finally, after reporting positive results from its prostate cancer drug, Dendreon raised $221 million.

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.