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Web Resource Reaches Out to Women in STEM

Researchers at Arizona State University will soon launch a new resource, CareerWISE, which "offers online personal resilience training for women in STEM fields," according to the school's release. The team behind CareerWISE aims to "strengthen women's skills to manage whatever personal and interpersonal challenges arise along the way to completing STEM graduate degrees and entering careers," through multimedia Web-based training and "hundreds of 'HerStory' … interviews with women who have successfully navigated the hurdles of graduate school in a variety of STEM fields," among other things. The Web site, which is supported as part of the National Science Foundation's $3.2 million endeavor to "address the loss of committed women from science and engineering doctoral programs," will launch on November 4.

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.