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Even the Big Players Can Use Web 2.0

At bbgm, Deepak Singh reports on 2collab, a social networking website from Elsevier that went live today. As he points out, yet another player has joined the social bookmarking/ networking scene, but unlike Connotea and the like, 2collab has a larger base of information to draw from coming from mega-publisher Elsevier. The good thing about 2collab is that it is free and open, writes Singh. "Just imagine if the company would lower some more walls; the power of services like 2collab would only be amplified," he writes.

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.