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Two Titans Meet

Google and IBM have teamed up to improve online medical record-keeping, reports the Wall Street Journal. Using IBM's software, consumers can migrate their medical data into a personal record at Google Health and other software can transfer the data from there to electronic medical records kept by health care companies or primary care physicians. IBM's software would also allow users to update their records with daily blood pressure or glucose level readings.

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.