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Cell Supply

Technology Review looks into Michael West's latest venture to supply scientists with a reliable source of stem cells. West and his colleagues published a paper last week in Regenerative Medicine describing a novel technique to grow embryonic stem cells in varying conditions and then isolating them to develop clonal lines. The Burnham Institute's stem cell center director calls it an interesting business model. "I could clearly see a customer base in scientists who simply see stem cells as a way of providing lots of cells for their use," says Evan Snyder.


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.