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Judy Lewent

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the parent company of Dharmacon, has named Judy Lewent to its board of directors and has appointed her to its Strategy Review Committee.
Lewent previously was executive vice president and CFO of Merck, where she worked from 1980 until 2007. Lewent also has served on the boards of Dell and Motorola, and is a member of the MIT Corporation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.