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You Can Look, But Not Mine

Peter Murray-Rust wants to know if he'll be able to text-mine the torrent of publicly-available papers rushing to comply with NIH's new policy. He recently found out that mining PubMed Central isn't possible — IP addresses become blocked. At the NIH's site, he says, "There is no explicit mention of the right to download material for data-mining and a lot of verbiage about 'consistency with publishers's policies' which is no help to scientists like me."

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.