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Laboratory for Advanced Medicine: Benjamin Oyler

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine has appointed Benjamin Oyler as its chief operating officer. Oyler previously served as VP of strategy and business operations at Ancestry DNA and AncestryHealth. Prior to Ancestry, Oyler worked on several product launches, building operations, and manufacturing capabilities in the US and Asia. 

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.