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Students' Sequence Will Face Peer Review After All

Nature News has run a correction to their recent article, "India's tuberculosis genome project under fire," outlining the Open Source Drug Development's recent announcement of their Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome sequencing project. In the original article, author K. S. Jayaraman reported that the leaders of the TB sequencing project, completed by more than 400 college-level students, among other researchers, had "no plans" to submit their annotations for peer-review. In the corrected version of the story, Jayaraman acknowledges that "since the publication of this article, Nature has learned that preparations are underway to submit the data from the M. tuberculosis genome project to peer-reviewed journals."

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.