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They'll Need a Long Marquee for All the Names

Along with winners past, the 2008 Canada Gairdner International awardees, who include Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun, will be speaking at a two-day Minds That Matter symposium at the University of Toronto beginning this Thursday. Ambros' talk is called "MicroRNA pathways in animal development" and Ruvkun's is "The tiny RNA pathways of C. elegans." Other big-name speakers include Sydney Brenner, George Church, Craig Mello, and James Thomson.

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.