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Finding Your Own Somewhere Else

A post over at Science Progress dissects a recent Science report on multi-university collaboration. The study looked at 4.2 million papers published over three decades and found that while there was a 'remarkable and nearly universal rise since 1975 in the frequency of collaborations between authors located at different universities,' collaborations between two schools were more likely to be high impact than those coming out of work done at one school among several departments. In essence, "while geography is measurably less important to doing high-impact research, social stratification actually helps increase the gravitational pull of already dominant academic centers."

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.