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We'll Order It, But Have No Idea What To Do After

With increasing genetic testing being applied to the clinic, the American Medical Association and Medco Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefit manager, surveyed 10,000 US physicians to find that only a quarter had any education that would aid them in applying genetic testing information to clinical decisions, reports the Los Angeles Times. Thirteen percent said they had ordered or recommended a genetic test for a patient in the last six months, but about a quarter said they would likely recommend one in the next six months. However, only 10 percent said they had the training to use pharmacogenetic testing properly.

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.