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It Must Be for the Snazzy Fashion and Massive Popularity

At the Bitesize Bio blog, Nick has a post on his "top 15 reasons for being a scientist." If you have a minute, check it out, and add your own as well. Our favorites: "owning a Bunsen burner" and "people believe what you say (trust me I’m a 'doctor')." But GTO takes issue with #2 on the list, "Conferences… see the world for free." Maybe we're not normal, but when GTO goes to a conference, that's three days of never seeing sunlight.

 

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.