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Polite Competition

Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! rounds up the first day of talks at CHI's next-gen sequencing conference. Speakers included Robert Cook-Deegan, Jonathan Rothberg, and Henry Erlich; many of the companies with next-gen sequencing platforms spoke as well, Robison writes. "The talks were all genteel but contained pokes at each other," he adds. For more details, check out his full post 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.