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If You Build It ... Well, Then You've Got to Convince Them to Come

At his Personal Genome blog, Jason Bobe has a post on what it's going to take to make people willing to get their genome sequenced and then share the data. His "roadmap to willingness" has three parts: to succeed, he writes, "personal genomics needs to be cheap (feasible), useful (desirable), and safe (viable)." Where all three of those components can be found together, he says, there's a good chance for personal genomics to take off.

 

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.