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We're Pretty Sure Glow-in-the-Dark Cloned Cats Would've Been #11

Time magazine came up with its list of the top 10 scientific discoveries of 2007, and two of them will be familiar to this community. Recent breakthroughs in stem cell science topped the list -- Time highlighted the work of Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University and James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin -- followed by the publication of Craig Venter's genome. The diploid sequence, according to the magazine, is a feat that "brought science one step closer to the era of personalized medicine and to being able to trace the roots of our genetic variations."

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.