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All the Benefits of Networking, None of the Mess of Meeting People

Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on social networking. While the story isn't targeted specifically at this audience, it's worth reading to see how this phenomenon, once the territory of teenyboppers, has finally made its mark in the professional world. Examples include a medical network helping MDs make better diagnoses, as well as better-known ones such as LinkedIn.

 

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.