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A Long Way from Terrible

At Big Think there's a series of interviews with Harvard assistant professor Pardis Sabeti (who is basking in GTO's Young Investigator Spotlight today). Not only does she discuss the future of genomics -- she says the technology is moving so fast that everyone will have their genomes sequenced in five to 10 years -- but also her own experiences. Sabeti says she began as a terrible scientist, always leaving the science fair project to the last minute, but became seasoned in David Bartel's lab at MIT and now is focusing on malaria in her own lab.

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.