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Samraat Raha

Agilent Technologies has named Samraat Raha senior VP of strategy and corporate development. Raha will report directly to Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen. His duties will include advising the firm's executive team and developing its global growth strategy, including for mergers and acquisitions. Raha joins Agilent from Illumina, where was VP of global marketing. He also served as VP and general manager of genomic assays at Life Technologies, where he helmed the TaqMan and qPCR product lines.

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.