Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Taking Nominations

If you want to honor some innovative scientists, the International Society for Computational Biology is accepting nominations for its yearly awards. The Overton Prize goes to early to mid-career scientists who have contributed to computational biology and the Senior Scientist Prize goes to people who are more than 12 years into their career. Last year's winners were Aviv Regev and David Haussler, respectively. The 2009 nomination form can be found here.

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.