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Oxford Nanopore Technologies: Guy Harmelin

Guy Harmelin has been appointed as a non-executive director of Oxford Nanopore Technologies, effective September 17. Previously, he was on the leadership team at Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, the largest insurance group in Israel. Prior to that, he was the cofounder and CEO of RondinX, a computational microbiome analysis company that was acquired by BiomX in 2017. Harmelin holds an MD from the University of Florence in Italy. 

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.