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Money for the Big Apple

If you're affiliated with a New York City-based university or research institute (or have a collaborator who is), heads up: Stephen Albainy-Jenei at Patent Baristas has a post about the opportunity to win $250,000 in funding through the BioAccelerate NYC Prize competition. Funded with up to $1.25 million, the program aims to boost commercialization of the biomedical research conducted in New York. More information is available here, and applications are due November 25.

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.