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Clear Labs Clear Dx Whole-Genome Sequencing Kit for SARS-CoV-2

Clear Labs has launched the Clear Dx whole-genome sequencing solution for enhanced screening and genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2.

Intended for use with samples that have already tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by another method, the automated next-generation sequencing assay provides the complete RNA genome of the virus in less than 24 hours with approximately 30 minutes of hands-on time. The kit is for research use only.

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.