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Qiagen: Toralf Haag

Qiagen said this week that it has appointed Toralf Haag as a member of the supervisory board and audit committee. Since October 2018 Haag has served as CEO and chairman of management board at Voith, a global technology company. Before joining Voith, he served for more than 11 years at Lonza as CFO and a member of the executive committee.

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.