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The Earth Goes Around the Sun, and Stuff

Over at Gene Expression, Razib posts some data from an NSF study on science knowledge among different age groups and different regions around the world. In general, youngsters beat out people over 65. Two areas that showed the biggest discrepancy between young and old were continental drift and the amount of time it takes for the Earth to make its way around the sun. He's got some nice charts and graphs that show just how far we need to go to get up to speed.

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.