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NHGRI's Early Independents

The National Human Genome Research Institute this week profiles four of its postdoctoral fellows — Elizabeth Grice, Katherine Hyde, Praveen Sethupathy, and Michael Stitzel — and three extramural researchers it funds — Barbara Engelhardt, Jinchuan Xing, and Michael Hoffman — all of whom recently received National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Awards.

Our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News has more on these intramural and extramural investigators.

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.