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An FDA Twitter Feed and Facebook Page Will Be Next

The FDA has a new Transparency Blog, as Bertalan Meskó points out, that will run for the next six months to "discuss various ways in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could provide information to the public about what FDA is doing, the bases for FDA's decisions, and the processes used to make agency decisions." The first question the Transparency Blog poses is general: "How can the agency better explain its operations, activities, processes and decision making?" Head on over to their comments section to give your two cents' worth.

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.