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Review Unto Others as You Would Have Them Review Unto You

Juniorprof blogs about reviewing papers, an activity he finds rewarding for getting to read interesting science early, and for "having the opportunity to help authors improve on their manuscripts." In the post, Juniorprof urges fellow reviewers to produce high-quality reviews: "Always give evidence of your claims and try to improve the quality of the papers that you review," he writes. After all, sloppy or lazy reviews just add time to the process and don't help the scientific authors.

 

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.