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Hungry for Bioethics?

The University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Caplan reviews The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics in the latest issue of PLoS Biology. This 554-page tome by Singer and Viens is broad, he says, covering clinical ethics, end-of-life care, ethics of health systems, genetics, religious perspectives on bioethics and research ethics. But being so broad, "the curious, puzzled, or panicking clinician or manager may find that the kind of appetizer-sized portions available in this book are not going to sate an appetite for in-depth discussion," writes Caplan.

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.