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In This Climate, You Need All the Help You Can Get

While it might take awhile to actually land an interview in this economy, Bitesize Bio has seven tips on how to handle it once you do. Most importantly, interviewees should know the company inside and out, make it clear (even if you're unsure) that you really do want to work for that specific outfit, and stress your ability and desire to learn new things. "No candidate actually matches every qualification on the list -- employers don't expect you to. If they list 10 'nice-to-have' qualities and you have 5 of them, apply."

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.