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Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft ImmuneCode COVID-19 Database

Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft have launched ImmuneCode, an open database related to the immune response of individuals with COVID-19. The deidentified data contains information on T cells shown to recognize antigens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, obtained from blood samples. It provides a population-level view into the adaptive immune response; samples have been drawn from geographically and ethnically diverse patients as part of Adaptive's ImmuneRace study. The data will be freely available to any researcher, public health official, or organization around the world, Adaptive said.

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.