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It's Probably Better Than Flipping a Coin

Trying to determine what journal to submit her paper to, ScienceWoman does her research. Considering things like time to publication and impact factor, she makes some graphs and charts of her decision-making process. Some of the comments advise her to try PLoS ONE, but she's not sure, since she's still a junior investigator and doesn't think her type of research has seen publication there before. "Sure, I could be the first, but as a junior academic, I need to have people in my field reading my papers. It may be a good place for other disciplines though," she writes in the comments trackback.

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.