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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Targets

The BBC reports on new research describing the structure of telomerase, an enzyme long known to be implicated in tumor cells. The study, from scientists at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, "could lead to drugs which switch it off," the article says. The structural information could be key to providing molecular targets for therapeutics.

 

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.