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Well, See, if You Interpret it This Way...

Students at Soldan International High School have swabbed their cheeks to participate in National Geographic's Genographic Project. On her blog, Sandra Porter wonders how the students’ teachers will respond to unexpected results — ones that the kid’s parents might want to keep quiet. "Any science instructor who's had to find a really creative way to explain why a student has the 'wrong blood type' based on their parentage, will appreciate that analyzing Y chromosomes has potential for trouble," she blogs.

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.