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Tale of the Tape

Daniel MacArthur was delighted to see this table from David Dooling at PolITiGenomics. It lists various stats and data points for the three readily available next-gen sequencing instruments: Roche, Illumina, and ABI. "It helps to provide some insight into the sheer scale of the DNA sequence data currently being produced by large-scale sequencing facilities," MacArthur writes. You can go straight to the table here.


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.