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... as Thermo Electron Opens Local Help Desk in China

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron today announced its first local customer support help desk in China for its informatics offerings.


The help desk is part of the company's 4,000-square-meter customer service and laboratory demonstration center in Shanghai and will provide local support to customers in the Asia-Pacific region on LIMS and CDS solutions.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.