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Science Comes to New York City

New York City will play host to a World Science Festival at the end of May, reports the New York Times. Universities, museums, and even Muppets will take part in the weekend-long tribute to igniting public conversation around science. "The general public by and large doesn't connect with science in a significant way," Columbia physicist and organizer Brian Greene said in the article. "Science is inspirational, it's exciting, it can influence lives."

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.