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Tricking Out Your iPhone for Biology

Here's another excuse to keep your iPod or iPhone handy in the lab -- there are applications that can help you calculate molarity, look at PDB structure, or even sneak a look at PhD Comics. Bitesize Bio's Bela Chandar reviews five of these apps and says he'll keep updating his post as more become available.

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.