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Getting a Peek

At Bitesize Bio, Nick Oswald mentions a new version of Serial Cloner, a program for in silico DNA cloning, sequence analysis, and visualization. Oswlad says that this freeware is "very intuitive and is packed with features." Among the new features for this incarnation are: an improved ability to import NCBI/EMBL sequences automatic scanning for features in those imported sequences, alignments with NCBI BLAST2seq, and more.

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.