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Generally Speaking, Our Feelings Aren't Changed by Facts, Either

Larry Moran at Sandwalk posts a video that, he says, "does an excellent job of explaining the difference between science and superstition." While not exactly visually sophisticated, the video does include some good lines such as, "Facts aren't changed by our feelings about them" and "The person who declares evolution to be nonsense because no one's ever seen an ape mutate into a man is as conspicuously uninformed as the person who shouts 'Snap!' at a poker game, though of course their own lack of comprehension prevents them from seeing it."

If you've been in need of ammo for some of your "but evolution is just a theory!" friends, this video is for you.

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.