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People in the News: Steve Hagan, Jerome Brody, Armin Ernst, Scott Ferguson, and More


HTG Molecular Diagnostics has named Steve Hagan to be vice president of molecular diagnostic sales. Hagan previously was at Ventana Medical Systems, where he was senior director of digital pathology and workflow commercialization.

Allegro Diagnostics has named its clinical and scientific advisory board.

The board members include: Jerome Brody, a professor of medicine and director of the Pulmonary Center at the Boston University School of Medicine; Armin Ernst, a professor of medicine at Tufts School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center; Scott Ferguson, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Gerard Silvestri, a professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina; Avrum Spira, a professor and chief of the Division of Computational Biomedicine at the Boston University School of Medicine; and Anil Vachani, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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.