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Illumina: Jul 3, 2007

Illumina this week launched its Human1M BeadChip a comprehensive genotyping tool for genome-wide association studies.
The Human 1M contains 1 million SNPs as well as copy number variation content, developed in collaboration with DeCode Genetics which is not available through any other array or public database.
Illumina’s Human 1M is powered by its Infinium assay.

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.