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Ranking Literate Cities

LiveScience lists the top 10 literate cities in the US and some bio-heavy cities have made the cut. Seattle is tied for first place with Minneapolis, Boston comes in eighth, and St. Louis is right behind in ninth place. The list was made by Central Connecticut State University president Jack Miller based on magazine, newspaper, and online news readership, book purchases and library data, and educational attainment.

 

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.