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At 17, We Were Worried About Our Prom Dates

Seventeen-year-old Shivani Sud, from North Carolina, won the Intel Science Talent Search and its $100,000 scholarship, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Using information publicly available (which included clinical samples), Sud identified genetic markers that predict recurrence of stage II colon cancer. With her model, she can also identify effective ways to treat those particular tumors. Sud hopes to attend Princeton or Harvard University.

The Scan

Gone, But Now Reconstructed SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

In a preprint, a researcher describes his recovery of viral sequences that had been removed from a common database.

Rare Heart Inflammation Warning

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a warning about links between a rare inflammatory heart condition and two SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, Reuters reports.

Sandwich Sampling

The New York Times sent tuna sandwiches for PCR analysis.

Nature Papers Describe Gut Viruses, New Format for Storing Quantitative Genomic Data, More

In Nature this week: catalog of DNA viruses of the human gut microbiome, new dense depth data dump format to store quantitative genomic data, and more.