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All in Pretty Colors

Bertalan Meskó points out a few new genomics tools on his ScienceRoll blog. Martin Krzywinski has three tools that Meskó likes. Circos can be used to visualize alignments; the genome coverage simulation shows how a genome would be covered by mapping or sequencing; and another visualizes genomic sequence assemblies in color. Lastly, he links to the Broad's Integrative Genomics Viewer which he likens to a Google Map.

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.