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Green Your Lab

Many people become biologists because of an interest in the natural world, says Nick at Bitesize Bio, but working in a lab can unfortunately produce a lot of waste and use up a lot of energy. To combat this, he lists 12 eco-friendly ways to reduce your lab's environmental impact, including holding overnight PCR reactions at 10°C when they finish instead of 4°C, closing or turning off the fume hood, and buying service contracts to get the most life out of your equipment.

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.