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Cepheid's Shares Rise on New GeneXpert Release

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Cepheid’s share price rose 5.4 percent, or $1.38, to $27.10 in mid-afternoon trading following the company’s announcement this morning that it is now shipping new versions of its GeneXpert system.
 
The company said the new system offers increased color capability, detection of up to 60 targets in one cartridge, and software for integrating laboratory information systems.

The Scan

NFTs for Genome Sharing

Nature News writes that non-fungible tokens could be a way for people to profit from sharing genomic data.

Wastewater Warning System

Time magazine writes that cities and college campuses are monitoring sewage for SARS-CoV-2, an approach officials hope lasts beyond COVID-19.

Networks to Boost Surveillance

Scientific American writes that new organizations and networks aim to improve the ability of developing countries to conduct SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.

Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

In Genome Biology this week: recurrent epigenetic mutations in gastric cancer, correction tool for unique molecular identifier-based assays, and more.