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A Big Fight

Malaria researchers, here's a new pot of money. Malaria No More, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK government, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and other donors, including U2's Bono, joined forces to create the Global Malaria Action Plan, reports the Wall Street Journal. The organization has pledged $3 billion to combat malaria, particularly in Africa, by providing insecticides, medicines, and mosquito nets in the short term; long term, it hopes to have a vaccine.

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.