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Caribou Biosciences: Jason O'Byrne

Jason O'Byrne has been appointed as CFO of Caribou Biosciences. Most recently, he was senior VP of finance at Audentes Therapeutics. Prior to that, he was APA regional CFO at Genentech/Roche. O'Byrne holds a bachelor of applied science in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA in finance from New York University.

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.