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Seven Bridges: Viresh Patel

Seven Bridges has named Viresh Patel senior VP of marketing. Patel, who holds a PhD in immunology, previously had been senior director of global marketing for the genomics business of Agilent Technologies. Before that, he had several roles in a 15-year career at Bio-Rad Laboratories.

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.