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Number Crunch: Nov 1, 2001


Warehouse Wins

Data management is a specter that haunts countless computational genomics researchers. The warehousing option continues to grow in popularity.

77% of pharma, biotech, and genomics companies use data warehousing

Data warehouses are used for: 47% LIMS, 47% Bioinformatics, 32% Clinical trials, 32% Pharmacokinetics

Projected increase in number of warehouses: 36% annual, 150% 3-4years


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.