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It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated

The folks behind the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences are accepting nominations now. Described as "a humanitarian award presented annually ... to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted open access to the materials and methods used in the scientific field of bioinformatics," the honor has in the past gone to Michael Ashburner, Ewan Birney, Lincoln Stein, Jim Kent, and Michael Eisen. You can go here to submit your nominations.


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.