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'Not Valued or Understood'

Sandra Porter delves into a recent Science article that found that 40 percent of science education specialists in the California State University system were thinking about leaving their jobs and 20 percent about leaving the field. The study says that the specialists weren't happy because "their science education efforts were not valued or understood." Porter says these results are "sad and unsurprising," but wonders if students are happier with the quality of teaching from these specialists and if the effect holds at community colleges.

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.