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NeuroPointDx: Barbara Handelin, Tony Shuber

NeuroPointDx appointed Barbara Handelin and Tony Shuber as new board members. Both have experience in the development and commercialization of new molecular diagnostic tests. Handelin was founding director of the DNA diagnostics lab at Integrated Genetics, now part of Laboratory Corporation of America, and Shuber was chief technology officer and cofounder of Exact Sciences and Predictive Biosciences.

NeuroPointDx said the appointments signal the expansion of its pipeline of diagnostic and precision medicine offerings in autism and other complex brain disorders, including anxiety and depression.

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.