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Not Quite as Popular as Fantasy Football, But Still Fun

At his O'Really blog, Duncan Hull posts the rules to playing Fantasy Science Funding. The first step is to choose which funding body you are in charge of and then "fire" subsections of science -- and be as controversial and self-indulgent as you want. Next, you "hire" the areas you want to fund and write it up on a blog. Hull started his off by firing molecular biology and closed access publishers and hiring cheminformatics and bioinformatics and young researchers.

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.