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And Smart, Too

At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks says that female engineers, scientists, or technology-lovers do not have to be portrayed as oddities. A recent article about a VP at Google, Franks writes, attributes Marissa Mayer's success to her male colleagues and focused on Mayer's "looks and 'womanly hobbies." "We need articles that present female role models for others to see," adds Franks.

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.