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You May Have to Build Your Own Desk, But It's Worth It

At Discovering Biology in a Digital World, Sandra Porter blogs about the excitement, adventure, and stomach-churning nerves that go along with starting a new company. Her startup aims "to develop instructional materials that help students and researchers use biological data," she writes, noting that a principal concern is getting people to pay for these materials. "It is unsettling to put my work and creative efforts at the mercy of the markets," she says. "Especially when I have no data to tell me if my business plan will work and I do know that I'm trying to serve a market that always claims to be short of money and might not understand what I'm trying to do."

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.