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Asuragen: Aug 17, 2006

Asuragen said this week that it has launched the next generation of microarray content offered through its microRNA expression profiling service.

According to the company, the “latest generation of microarrays, manufactured using GE Healthcare's CodeLink technology … [contain] 152 novel microRNAs with confirmed expression in human tissues.” The miRNAs are available only from Asuragen.

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.