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People in the News: Jeff Huber


Illumina has appointed Jeff Huber to serve on its board of directors. Huber, who is senior vice president at Google, works with the Google X research branch and has led development of Google Maps, Google Apps, and Google Ads during his 11 years with the company. Before that, he was vice president of architecture and systems development at eBay, and senior vice president of engineering at [email protected]

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.