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Francis Collins and the Secrets of Personalized Medicine

Francis Collins' new book, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine, came out yesterday. His home town is proud: Staunton's News Leader reports that people there have had been inquiring about the book in advance. The owner of a local bookshop, Ron Ramsey, says he isn't surprised since he still sells copies of Collins' first book. According to the Harper Collins, the new book "describes the medical, scientific, and genetic revolution that is currently unlocking the secrets of 'personalized medicine,' and offers practical advice on how to utilize these discoveries for you and your family's current and future health and well-being."

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.