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ACMG Foundation: Aleksandar Rajkovic

Aleksandar Rajkovic has been elected to the board of directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to facilitating the integration of genetics and genomics into medical practice. Rajkovic is a professor of pathology and obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the UCSF chief genomics officer and medical director and chief of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine that organizes, coordinates and oversees clinical genetics and genomics services across the entire UCSF Health system. He also serves as the director of the Genomic Medicine Initiative there. Rajkovic has an MD/PhD in medicine and molecular biology from Case Western Reserve University.

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

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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.