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GenomOncology IgniteIQ

GenomOncology has introduced IgniteIQ, software that extracts and adds computable structure to "clinically relevant" data from PDF next-generation sequencing and pathology reports. The company backs the automated extraction with human review to validate the discrete data elements so the extracted information is useful for clinicians, bioinformaticians, and researchers. IgniteIQ can process PDF documents from both electronic medical records and research data warehouses.    

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.