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Curtis Huttenhower

The International Society for Computational Biology has awarded this year's Overton Prize to Curtis Huttenhower, an associate professor of computational biology and bioinformatics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Huttenhower will present a keynote at the 2015 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology/European Conference on Computational Biology meeting being held in Dublin, Ireland next month.

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.