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Stephen Slick

Diomics announced that Stephen Slick has joined the company's board of directors. Slick is the director of the Intelligence Studies Project and a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Slick also spent 28 years at the US Central Intelligence Agency. He has a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a master's degree in public policy from Princeton 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

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.