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This Puts Your PhD's Worth of Sequencing to Shame

It's no small feat: Over the course of six months, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute sequenced more than 1 trillion DNA bases in six months, reports Genetic Future's Daniel MacArthur. At its current rate, he adds, Sanger is producing more sequence data every two minutes than was turned out by the whole community between 1982 and 1987. A third of the current data is for the 1,000 Genomes Project, which MacArthur says is "an important proving ground for the three major next-gen sequencing platforms on the market."

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.