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Dawkins and Venter: Their Egos Do Fit in the Same Room

Richard Dawkins stops by to see Craig Venter and gets a tour of his sequencing facility while chatting about the Human Genome Project and how the technology has changed in the intervening years.
(You'll have to set aside a large chunk of time to watch the full video — it runs slightly longer than 50 minutes.)

Thanks to PZ Myers for posting this.

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.