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Eric Lander, World's Hottest Researcher

Judging by citations in the Web of Science database, "genetics is still the hottest area of scientific research," says Thomson Reuters' Science Watch. Topping the authors on the most-cited list is Eric Lander, as he has 10 papers on the "hot list" — it is also Lander's seventh time on the list, according to Science Watch. Other researchers on the list include Francis Collins, Mark Daly, Richard Durbin, Kari Stefansson, and Rick Wilson. "Red-hot" papers from the last year include ones on exome sequencing, copy number variation, metagenomic sequencing of the gut microbiota, and more.

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.