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Watson's Whole Genome? Well, Not Quite...

Two years ago, James Watson agreed that 454 Life Sciences could sequence his DNA and publish his genome. According to David Ewing Duncan’s blog over at MIT's Technology Review, Watson asked for his apoE gene results to be deleted from the final draft and now may ask for even more disease markers to be left out of his genome when it goes public.

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.