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This Time It's Good to Reinvent the Wheel

Blaine Bettinger points to a new tool developed in part by Attila Csordás. The mitoWheel, a Web-based graphical interface to visualize mitochondrial DNA, allows one to browse the sequence using left and right arrows, or search for specific nucleotides, genes, or sequence motifs. In his blog, Bettinger predicts that it will be a great comparative tool for genetic genealogists and he looks forward to future upgrades.

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.