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The Worst?

TheStreet's Adam Feuerstein wants to know who you think has been the worst biotech CEO of 2011. There have been several missteps in the world of biotech this year, Feuerstein says, like "a desperate, $11 billion Hail Mary acquisition, two botched drug launches, a clueless, tin-eared investor relations strategy, and an expensive and quixotic quest to develop a product no one needs."

Feuerstein has nominated five contenders for the "Worst Biotech CEO of 2011 Award," and is counting on readers to vote for who they think is the worst.

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.