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And Here's the Retraction

A furor erupted last week when an early e-pub in Proteomics says it found support for a "mighty creator" in mitochondria. This week, that paper has been retracted -- because parts of it were plagiarized, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. PZ Myers says this is an unsatisfying end. "The plagiarism is bad all right, but my main concern was that such a blatantly goofy paper made it through peer review. How?" he asks.

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.