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NIPD Genetics: Oreana Neonatal Genetic Screening Test

NIPD Genetics of Cyprus has launched Oreana, an expanded genetic screening test for newborns, infants, and children. The sequencing test screens for 106 genetic conditions in 142 genes, based on recommendations from the American College of Medical Genetic and Genomics. It requires a buccal swab and has a turnaround time of two to three weeks from sample receipt.

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.