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King Tut Gets a Paternity Test

Egyptian archaeologists will use DNA tests to see if mummified remains of two stillborn children found in the tomb of Tutankhamun are his children, reports the BBC. DNA samples from the two fetuses will be compared to each other and to Tutankhamun at Cairo University, and the results should be known by December.

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.