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Greg Geissman, James McArdle

Greg Geissman, formerly public relations manager at Invitrogen, has been named director of media relations at public relations firm Noonan Russo.
In his new role, he is responsible for directing the media strategy for the agency across all clients.

Archemix has appointed James McArdle to the post of vice president of chemistry, manufacturing, and controls.
McArdle was most recently at Isis Pharmaceuticals, where he was vice president of quality assurance. He also worked at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline) for 16 years.

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.