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Biology-Inspired Baubles

LabMom at The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love has rounded up a collection of chic science gear available at Check out the double-helix T-shirt, the DNA-inspired necklaces and bookmarks, and the pipette-tip earrings. According to LabMom, "If you mix crafty with science, you get true love." Daily Scan says those earrings could come in handy in a pinch — if, of course, sterility is a non-issue.

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.