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Genomes to Consumers: Huzzah! Education for Consumers? Oops.

Over at his Genetic Genealogist blog, Blaine Bettinger flexes his journalistic muscles with a post in which he interviews Harvard's Dana Waring, who helped create pgEd, or the Personal Genetics Education Project. The project began when Ting Wu (Waring's PI) decided it would be important to start "looking at the potential social impact of genetic testing becoming mainstream -- personal genome sequencing to be exact," according to Waring.

 

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.