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Thomson ISI and NEC Labs to Index Web Scholarship

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (GenomeWeb News) –Thomson ISI and NEC Laboratories are getting together to create a citation index for Internet-based scholarly resources, the companies said today.

NEC will provide its CiteSeer technology and Thomson will provide editors to create a tool that will index Web-based documents such as pre-prints, proceedings, and "open access" research publications. The index is expected to be available in early 2005 after a pilot study this year, the companies said.

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.