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This Has "Disturbing" Written All Over It

Blogger Hsien-Hsien Lei has a post over at Eye On DNA about one sticky legal aspect related to genetic testing: parents who are suing doctors for "wrongful birth" when a baby is born with a genetic disease that could have been detected (but wasn't) by testing in utero. She mentions a recent case in Florida in which parents won $21 million in a lawsuit over the misdiagnosis of one child and the failure to genetically test the second child in utero.

Seems like life just got a whole lot more complicated for obstetricians and genetic counselors.

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.