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Saad Usmani

Saad Usmani has been appointed Acting CMO of SkylineDx, where he will lead the overall clinical vision of the Dutch cancer molecular diagnostics firm. Usmani is currently the director of clinical research (hematologic malignancies) and director of plasma cell disorders at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute. He previously was director of developmental therapeutics at the University of Arkansas.

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.