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Finding the Flier

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery hopes to compare mitochondrial DNA from remains found on Nikumaroro Island to that of Amelia Earhart's family, according to the Genetics and Health blog at Blisstree. The pilot disappeared during her round-the-world flight, crashing somewhere in the Pacific. The recovery group's Ric Gillespie found a camp with '30s-era makeup and broken glasses where he suspects Earhart may have crashed. "If the TIGHAR investigators have any luck, the cold-case mystery of Amelia Earhart will be solved by next year," Grace Igby writes.

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.