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Musings on Reviews

In The Lancet, the University of Florida's Edward Ross shares his thoughts on slow manuscript reviews by re-imagining some famous quotations. He includes:

The review isn't over until it's over.
Yogi Berra
Never in the field of manuscript conflicts was so much owed by so many authors to so few tardy reviewers.
Winston Churchill
Is the review really late, or is the rest of the world moving faster?
Albert Einstein

HT: Writedit

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.