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Your Five-Year Plan Should Probably Not Include Winning the Lottery

Over at Bitesize Bio, Nick Oswald has a post about career goals. "Is the position you are in at the moment helping you to reach that goal, or are you stagnating?" he asks. Nick considers the career assessment issue from the perspective of students as well as scientists already into their careers. For both groups, he advocates dedicating some time to really planning where you want to be in the next few years, and making sure you're taking the right steps to make that happen.

 

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.