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Have Your Browser Do All the Work

To make your browsing experience even better, Bitesize Bio's Nick Oswald names the top 10 Firefox add-ons for scientists that have surfaced since his original 2007 list. On it are the Wired marker which acts as a highlighter for Web pages; TimerFox, which lets you set an alarm in your browser window; and i-cite, which "mashes up content from PubMed, EBI, and Google Scholar," among other handy tools.

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.