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Love Means ... Oh, Electrical Signals

Blogger GrrlScientist takes some time to remind us all of what love really is — scientifically speaking, anyway. "If you are a scientist, you would probably know that love is the result of a biochemical cocktail of hormones and neurotransmitters that is zapped by electrical signals leaping between neurons," she says, introducing a video showing a scientific explanation of the emotion. And she adds a friendly reminder: "I thought I'd remind you that Valentine's Day is stampeding upon us, its hot breath snorting down our necks. Nervous?"

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.