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Neil Saunders wondered what journal content would look like if presented as tag clouds. He pasted the URLs from about two dozen journals into Wordle to visualize the text. Not all of them worked very well -- Biochemistry comes up mainly as dates and DOIs -- but prominent words in the Journal of Biological Chemistry cloud are CFTR, monomerics, and cells.

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.