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The Sleep Part Will Be Difficult

If you're tired of getting to the last steps of a reaction in the lab and realizing that you forgot to do something hours earlier, check out Nick Oswald's latest advice at Bitesize Bio. There, he gives 10 ways to help you make fewer errors in the lab. Topping the list is to, well, make a list. "I have always found that using checklists during experiments is a great way to focus the mind and stop me from forgetting to add something or doing things in the wrong order," Oswald writes. Other tips include setting everything up before you begin, making stock solution in bulk, and getting enough sleep.

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.