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Sys Bio at the OB/GYN's Office

There's a story in the Guardian about a new technique that uses CGH instead of FISH for screening out defective embryos that have chromosomal abnormalities in women trying to get pregnant by in vitro fertilization. In a study led by scientists at Oxford University and Reprogenetics UK, and the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, 78 percent of the 23 women who underwent IVF in the study became pregnant with embryos screened using CGH. The researchers will soon begin a clinical trial in the UK.

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.