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The Nobels Are Coming: Get in on the Action

It's T minus one week till the announcement of the 2008 Nobel laureates, and Medgadget is celebrating with this Guess-A-Nobel contest. Leave a comment with your guess for winners in physiology or medicine, physics, or chemistry. People who get it right are eligible to win a new iPod nano.

 

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.