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We'll Order It, But Have No Idea What To Do After

With increasing genetic testing being applied to the clinic, the American Medical Association and Medco Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager, surveyed 10,000 US physicians to find that only a quarter had any education that would aid them in applying genetic testing information to clinical decisions, reports the Los Angeles Times. Thirteen percent said they had ordered or recommended a genetic test for a patient in the last six months, but about a quarter said they would likely recommend one in the next six months. However, only 10 percent said they had the training to use pharmacogenetic testing properly.

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.