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Bigfoot Fails His Test; Next Time He'll Study Harder

The DNA results from Bigfoot are in. At a press conference on Friday, Tom Biscardi, who hosts a weekly Bigfoot radio show, said that two of the three "Bigfoot" samples came back as human, and the third as opossum. Biscardi and the two hikers who found the animal also showed photographs of living creatures, which San Francisco Chronicle writer Steve Rubenstein calls "irrefutable evidence." He writes, "It was brown and fuzzy and looked very much like irrefutable evidence of a man in a gorilla suit."


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.