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It's Always Fun to Play the God Card

It's Friday. Who couldn't use a good laugh? The satirists at Avant News (their slogan: Tomorrow's News Today") deliver with a story on UC Davis researchers who map God's genome in 2010. In the article, they quote movie director James Cameron as saying, "The God genome we've derived from those specimens will pretty well blow any remaining skeptics out of the water. ... It's like nothing here on Earth, even though it's really, really similar."


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.