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Blogging the Academic Hunt

ScienceWoman lays out a few points on how to blog about a job search — she says to avoid writing about anything that could hurt your career or personal life and to avoid grumbling about negative experiences. Search committees at other institutions could come across your posts, she warns "and decide that it is an unfavorable reflection of your personality and not simply a result of a bad experience with a particular university." Her readers also weigh in with even more advice.

 

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.