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A New Ticker

The Mountain View, Calif.-based sequencing-as-a-service company Complete Genomics "plans to sell up to an estimated $86.3 million in an initial public offering," according to the Wall Street Journal, and is "staking its claim to the ticker symbol GNOM" on the Nasdaq, the San Jose Mercury News reports. See GenomeWeb Daily News coverage of the company's IPO, including details from its SEC filing, here.

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.