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Don't Believe Everything You Watch

The British TV program "Killer in Me," that offered four celebrities genetic tests to screen for cancer and then followed their reactions, has irritated geneticists; they claim that the show lacks context. The British Society for Human Genetics’ beef is that the tests are "unsubstantiated and unvalidated" as a way of discovering who will and will not develop the illnesses being tested for, reports the BBC.


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.