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A Whole New Source of Gossip

This article from the Wall Street Journal alerts readers to new conflict of interest reporting rules coming to a medical journal near you. "The requirements will go beyond existing disclosure rules at many medical journals to include items such as financial relationships involving spouses, partners or minor children," according to the story. "Also required will be disclosure of nonfinancial conflicts, such as religious and political affiliations." Journals adopting the new rules include the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Lancet.

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.