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Bring Out That Crystal Ball

PhysioProf discusses snagging a tenure-track position. "If you only have one or two [impact factor 4-5 papers], you are in a very precarious position, while a single glamour mag publication can be sufficient to get your foot in the door," he writes. However, PhysioProf says it's better to position yourself as a "groundbreaking leader" and "to try to predict where your field is going in the next five to ten years," saying that if you "focus on doing creative novel science, and good things will happen."

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.