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Duke to Use Illumina's Infinium HumanHap550 BeadChip in Autism Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Duke University’s Center for Human Genetics will use Illumina's Infinium HumanHap550 BeadChip in a large autism study, Illumina said yesterday.
 
The study will include over 1,800 individuals and their families.
 
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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.