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Two Buffetts and a Biotech

Fortune magazine offers us an article about how 23andme -- which, in case you've been living under a rock, is the biotech startup co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google's Sergey Brin -- used DNA analysis to answer the question we've all been wondering: Are Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett related? No word on specifics of the analysis, but apparently musical talent and investing talent are not genetically linked.

 

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.