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Don't Call it a Comeback

Along with 30 other researchers Hwang Woo-Suk, the disgraced South Korean stem cell researcher, has taken up a post at a private lab outside of Seoul. Kim Sue, a member of Hwang's lab, told the Associated Press that they have extracted stem cells from embryonic cloned pigs and cows. Hwang, accused of acquiring research money under false pretenses, embezzlement and buying human eggs, might not be able to restore his credibility. "This would be a very quick reformation and we'd have to worry about recidivism," said Curt Civin from Johns Hopkins in this news story.

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.