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Our Final Time-Waster of 2007 - And It's Elementary


Animator Mike Stanfill offers this flashed-out version of Tom Lehrer's classic 1959 song "The Elements," which lists them all to a jaunty Gilbert & Sullivan melody. (Turn speakers on, please.)

And if you wake up Christmas morning with the tune still buzzing around in your head, don't blame GTO!

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.