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Harvard's New Place

Harvard has revamped its proposal for a new science campus in Allston to include an "enterprise research campus" with as many as 12 buildings for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and venture capital companies, alongside the planned 700,000 square feet of space for labs and academic researchers, report the Boston Globe's Liz Kowalczyk and Megan Woolhouse. The addition of space for industry partners indicates Harvard is moving more toward encouraging partnerships between commerce and academia, to effectively compete with MIT's new integrative cancer research institute, Woolhouse and Kowalczyk say. Harvard is still working out which researchers will be moved to the new campus.

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.