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New Toys Are Always Appreciated

Wolfram Research released Mathematica 7 on Tuesday. This version of the mathematical, statistical, and visualization software includes the human genome. "Researchers can, for example, find the chromosome location for a particular genetic sequence," writes Stephen Shankland at Cnet News. This release is also supposed to have better image processing techniques and an improved ability to run on multicore processors.

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.