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Genetic Nondiscrimination Act: So Close. Sooooo Close

The Boston Globe and The Genetic Genealogist have updates on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act pending here in the US. Though passed by the House and likely to be signed into law by President Bush, GINA has run into another wall, in the form of Republican Senator Tom Coburn. The bill would prevent discrimination based on genetic information from both insurance companies and employers, and while most agree it's a good bill, Coburn is hung up on using genetic information from embryos and fetuses.

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.