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Click Your Heels Three Times and Bow to the Google Gods

In a blog post for Nodalpoint, Duncan Hull takes a moment to imagine a shiny, happy world where the Google geniuses offer metabolic maps. "When it comes to charting and understanding metabolic pathways, we're still at the 'here be dragons' stage of bio-cartography," he writes, envisioning a better world where scientists could "effortlessly swish around the metabolome / proteome / genome / [insert-your-favourite]ome."

 

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.