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For Mother's Day, We Made a Gel, Too

Duke University's Nancy Andrews and her daughter, Camille Mathey-Andrews, appeared in yesterday's The News & Observer, discussing how they spend time together — in the lab. On Saturdays, Camille, who is interested in pursuing medical studies, has joined her mother in the lab to isolate and compare DNA samples from their family members. "It started as a couple of hours, and then it turned into the whole day," Andrews, tells The News &Observer. "I began by showing her around the lab, and I told her what the different types of equipment did."

HT: Abel Pharmboy

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.