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Bioinformaticists Are Always Popular on Career Day

Sandra Porter continues her series on careers in biotechnology, this time focusing on "life in a bioinformatics software company." For this post, Porter describes a bit of her personal experience at a bioinformatics company that has survived since 1997. At her company, people with varied backgrounds (molecular biology, software, programmers) bring different skills to the team. Again, she includes a nice flow chart to help explain it all.

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.