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Toxic Relationship with Toxicogenomics?

Keith Robison has a post on his Omics! Omics! blog about the toxicogenomics field and his take on the recent announcement that Entelos plans to acquire Iconix. Despite the appeal of killing off toxic compounds earlier in the discovery and development process, "toxicogenomics is an area which just hasn't panned out as a business model," Robison writes. "It may well be yet another area where Big Pharma doesn't really see the advantage of small biotech in doing it, or perhaps doesn't trust that work to outsiders."


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.