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COSMIC Release 37

COSMIC, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, release 37 is available here. In total, over 1,200 new mutations have been added in the new release. COSMIC v37 extends the complete curation of oncogenic EWSR1 fusion partners and includes two new curated genes, PHOX2B and PRKAR1A. Resequencing studies and cell line projects from the Sanger Institute’s Cancer Genome Project are also updated, each receiving over 100 new mutations.

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.