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Christoph Westphal


Sirtris Pharmaceuticals said that it's CEO, Christoph Westphal, has been named the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in the biopharmaceutical field.

Westphal is a co-founder of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and previously was a partner at Alnylam investor Polaris Venture Partners.

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.