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We Have a Deep and Undying Love of Duct Tape

Guess you had to have grown up in the '80s to get it, but Bayblab bloggers list the top five "MacGyver" moments in the lab, where, they write, "you inventively use lab supplies or household objects to make an experiment work." Using a blender and supplies from your local pottery shop is cool, but try using shrinky-dinks to build your next microfluidic chamber, as did the University of California's Michelle Khine.

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.