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It's Never Too Late to Kiss and Make Up

While it hasn't officially said it's sorry, the Church of England confirmed that it owes Charles Darwin an apology for misunderstanding his theory of evolution, says an article in the Guardian. While Darwin struggled to keep his faith (which he eventually lost completely), his theory of evolution put him at odds with the church. As the 200th anniversary of his birth rolls around next year, the church has launched a series of articles on its website to make amends for its past judgment. "People, and institutions, make mistakes and Christian people and churches are no exception," says Malcolm Brown, the church's head of public affairs.

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.