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And Don't Forget Those Outlining Skills You Learned in Fifth Grade

Writing a good journal article is a skill that can be learned and not an innate talent, writes blogger Janet Stemwedel. In her post, she draws from a Chemical and Engineering News article, picking out tips to help make your paper a good one: be clear about authorship and who did what; know your audience and target the paper toward an "intelligent graduate student, not a professor"; and conduct a thorough literature review -- and, of course, read all the papers that you cite. (Seriously.)

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.