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If It Comes Down to Soldiers vs. Finches, Darwin Might Be in Trouble

Now here's a cover story you didn't see coming: Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin, battling it out for top billing. In the Newsweek article, the question is, which man was more important? (And if you're wondering about the strange choice of contenders, Lincoln and Darwin were chosen because they share the same birth date: Feb. 12, 1809.) "The scientist and the politician each touched off a revolution that changed the world," the story says. GTO can't say any more about it, because we don't want to spoil the ending.

 

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.