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Down the Road, Maybe They Could Implant It Directly Into Our Brains

MIT's Technology Review has an article about this "new nanowire-based memory device being developed by researchers at IBM" that stands to boost performance and lower cost. The story notes that the work is still very early stage, but if it succeeds, the memory "could potentially store 10 to 100 times more data than flash ... while operating at much faster speeds." That would be a nice advance for our high-performance computing needs, wouldn't it?

 

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.