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Labware for Everyday Entertaining

Emily Crow at Bitesize Bio puts a spin on a recent post about kitchenware you can use in the lab by creating her list of labware she'd like to use in her home — stir plates and stir bars are at the top of the list. "Can you imagine making risotto on a stir plate? Just start up the spin function, and you won’t have to stand over a hot pot for 30 minutes just to make a tasty dinner," she writes. To store the leftover risotto? Parafilm, of course, because it "works so much better than saran wrap," Crow says. And what kitchen is complete without a desktop autoclave to sterilize glasses and utensils? In a comment to this post, reader Yannick v.G. chooses "nice and clean proteases to soften meat."

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.