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He Would've Been Happy to Get a Fraction of this Enthusiasm During His Life

If you thought the close of the Human Genome Project was drawn out, just wait till you hear what various groups have in mind for celebrating Darwin's accomplishments over the next year and a half. This year, we honor the man for the 150th anniversary of his presentation of a seminal paper to the Linnean Society (July 1); next year, of course, we celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday in February and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On The Origin of Species" in November. This article from Reuters mentions some of the planned festivities, but there will no doubt be many more announced in coming months.


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.