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Advantages Go Beyond Frequent Flyer Miles and Free Coffee

Attending scientific meetings might be a crapshoot -- they're expensive and time consuming -- but good meetings are definitely worth the resources, says DrugMonkey. Meetings are valuable for the scientific exchange that goes on, and really good ones get you "absolutely fired up about your science," he says. "When you get back to the lab, do you tear around like a wackaloon, getting new experiments and collaborations going? Then you had a GoodMeeting."

 

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.