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Everyone Needs a Hand with Genome Browsers

Open Helix bloggers and a UCSC scientist have published a review of the UCSC Genome Browser, appearing in Biotechnology Annual Review. Here, they describe the different types of annotated sequence data, complex database queries, and associated tools available at the site. There are also extra training materials at the UCSC Genome Browser tutorial landing page.


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.