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Asuragen: Aug 17, 2006

Asuragen said this week that it has launched the next generation of microarray content offered through its microRNA expression profiling service.

According to the company, the “latest generation of microarrays, manufactured using GE Healthcare's CodeLink technology … [contain] 152 novel microRNAs with confirmed expression in human tissues.” The miRNAs are available only from Asuragen.

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.