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Novartis Foundation Gets GPCR Data from LifeSpan


SEATTLE--Novartis Research Foundation has become the second subscriber to LifeSpan’s database of G protein-coupled receptors information, following Pfizer as the initial customer. GPCR data is useful in identifying and validating new target genes for drug discovery, said LifeSpan.

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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.