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Federal Money, Gender, and Bias

At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA discusses an NSF-sponsored study done by RAND into if there is gender bias in federal grant programs. The RAND study found no differences in funding outcomes at NSF or USDA between 2001 and 2003, however at NIH, female applicants received 63 percent of the funding that male applicants did. DrdrA also notes that NIH's budget is many times those of NSF or USDA.


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.