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Since You'll Be Spending the Day on YouTube Anyway

FASEB has posted three videos to YouTube and no, it's not because they got a cool new Web camera and wanted to try it out. CNN will be deciding the questions for the next presidential debate here in the US, and FASEB is hoping that its videos -- each of which asks a single question about whether candidates support biological research -- will be viewed and commented on enough times to be included in that final question lineup. So if you feel like watching Sally Moody from the George Washington University Medical Center aim questions at would-be presidents, click 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.