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That PSA Test Is So, Well, Last Century

UK scientists have found seven new genes associated with prostate cancer, the BBC says.  Publishing a study in Nature Genetics, The Institute of Cancer Research's Rosalind Eeles and colleagues scanned 10,000 men from the UK and Australia in a genome-wide association study to find the risk factors. "Within three to four years, it should be possible to offer 'genetic profiling' to men to assess their risk of developing the condition," the article writes.

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.