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Itchy, Flaky, and Sequenced

Procter & Gamble Beauty researchers sequenced the Malassezia globosa genome, reports Reuters. This fungus grows on the skin of between 50 percent to 90 percent of people, causing dandruff or other skin conditions. The fungus can also cause systemic infections in newborns.

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.