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It's Not Like They've Ever Been Wrong

Pundits expect the US House of Representatives to get back to a bill endorsing broader federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells, according to this article from Scientific American. It could be voted on as early as tomorrow, with the Senate following shortly thereafter. While the bill is expected to be vetoed by President Bush, fans of the bill say they might just have enough supporters in Congress now to override that.

According to the article, "Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin told reporters: 'I predict it will pass overwhelmingly.'" Just don't get your hopes up, guys.

 

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.