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But Are They Sure He'll Feel Comfortable Voicing His Opinions?

An editorial from PLoS Biology welcomes Jonathan Eisen as the journal's first academic editor-in-chief. Eisen, who has been an academic editor for the journal since its launch, is well known in the GTO circle for being an outspoken proponent of open access. (So he must have relished the opportunity to write an essay for this issue of PLoS Biology explaining why he's such an ardent supporter and what he hopes to accomplish as academic EIC.) Congratulations from GTO, Jonathan. But we hope this doesn't get in the way of those entertaining blog posts!


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.