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And It All Comes Together

Japanese researchers performed quantitative trait loci analysis on more than 1,000 mice to look for the mechanism behind prepulse inhibition, which is decreased in schizophrenia. Of the candidate genes, FABP7-deficient mice had a decreased prepulse inhibition, a shorter startle response latency, and had a greater effect on male mice. The researchers report in PLoS Biology that the FABP7 gene links three theories of schizophrenia pathology: the NMDA, neurodevelopmental, and glial theories.

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.