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And We Thought It Was to Scan Things Faster at the Supermarket

T. Ryan Gregory is a happy man. Over at Genomicron he blogs about a special issue of the journal Molecular Ecology Resources focusing on DNA barcoding. He links to all of the papers, which are open access. Gregory quotes the intro, which says the goal of DNA barcoding "is to carry out species identifications so that even non-experts can determine what species might be at hand, and to do so in a rapid and inexpensive manner."

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.