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Vasisht Tadigotla and Robert Kitchen

Exosome Diagnostics has appointed Vasisht Tadigotla as head of informatics and Robert Kitchen as senior scientist of informatics. Tadigotla joins Exosome from Courtagen Life Sciences where he held the position of senior scientist. Before that, he was a staff scientist at Life Technologies. Kitchen is currently a postdoc in the laboratories of Mark Gerstein in the department of biophysics and biochemistry and Angus Nairn in the department of psychiatry at Yale 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.