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It Also Works as an English-to-Science Guide

T. Ryan Gregory at Genomicron would like it known that scientists can indeed laugh at themselves. To that end, he posts a science-to-English guide to what those most common phrases in the literature really mean. Some of GTO's favorites: when an author uses "It has long been known..." what he really means is "I haven't bothered to look up the reference." Also, "stringent controls were implemented" is evidently code for "my advisor was watching."

 

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.