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And Then, Doctor, I'd Like You to Engineer Some New Kidneys for Me

At his bbgm blog, Deepak Singh writes about some of the grand engineering challenges, including synthetic biology and designing better medicines. "The engineering challenges are correctly identified as the need to develop multiplexed assays for assessing a genetic profile and for point-of-care and other diagnostic systems, an area where nanotechnology is going to make a huge difference," he writes. If you ask GTO, just thinking about medicine from an engineering perspective is a step in the right direction.


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.