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Not What They Mean by Paying It Forward

Jeremy Grushcow at the Cross-Border Biotech Blog discusses Canada's funding woes. First, Genome Canada was shocked when the Canadian government withdrew its funding, though the Canadian government disputed that interpretation, saying that Genome Canada is still receiving money from previous budgets. Now, though, Genome Canada has turned around and done the same thing to the International Regulome Consortium project. Genome Canada says it had nothing to do with losing its federal funds and the cut is due to management and scientific issues.

Update: The news part of our site goes into more detail here.

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.