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All Hail the Innovators

Scientific American has named its SciAm 50, the awards given out for leading research and innovation. The X Prize Foundation won for policy leader, and of course stem cell guru Shinya Yamanaka was a shoo-in. And proteomics expert Dick Smith from Pacific Northwest National Labs was honored in the neurological insights category.

 

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.