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In Case You Didn't Have Enough Profiles to Keep Up

There's another social networking web site for scientists, and this one, called Epernicus, claims to already have "enabled thousands of scientists at close to 1,200 institutions in 57 countries to find other researchers with specific skill sets, averting the time-consuming, labor intensive processes of tracking down scientists who have information that they need," says a press release. "Think of us as a Facebook or LinkedIn for scientists but with a concrete purpose," says co-founder Mikhail Shapiro. "We help scientists realize just how much knowledge their colleagues have that can be tapped to accelerate their research."

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.