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There'll Be Geeks and Dorks Everywhere!

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was to kick off the first World Science Festival this morning. This five-day event includes talks on how experiments go wrong, neuroscience in the Bourne movies, Oliver Sacks and music, as well as Francis Collins, Jim Evans, and Paul Nurse on personal genomics.

A chance to hobnob with Alan Alda, Nobel Prize winners, and Bunsen Honeydew? GTO is there!

 

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.