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The Best Part? It Doesn't Look Like a Ball of Fur

German scientists describe a new methodology for analyzing and representing complicated protein networks in a paper published recently in PLoS Computational Biology. Called Power Graphs, this technique reduces complexity by "explicitly representing re-occurring network motifs," and can be applied to all types of networks, including protein-protein interactions, regulatory, and homology networks.

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.