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Waiting With Bated Breath

Bioinformatics Zen's career survey is just about ready. There's been 681 responses, mainly from the US, but also from 51 other countries including France, India, and Saudi Arabia. Mike is working on standardizing the data, and he plans to release it under a creative commons share-alike license over at Open Wet Ware.

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.