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Arden Bement to Leave NSF

The National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement will be leaving the agency to lead Purdue University's new Global Policy Research Institute, reports ScienceInsider. Bement was appointed director of NSF in November 2004 by President George W. Bush and during his tenure saw the budget get on track to be doubled as well as oversaw new initiatives, adds an NSF press release. Bement will take the helm of the Purdue institute beginning in June.

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.