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Looks Like Open Access Fans May Be Squaring Off

While Jonathan Eisen can probably recite open access policies by heart, the rest of us could use a primer. This post from Science Commons clears up the difference between "strong" open access (freely available for any use) and "weak" open access (free, but with limited permission to use it). Check out the explanation from Peter Suber for more.

 

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.