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Jerry Yang Dies

Stem cell scientist Xiangzhong "Jerry" Yang, who cloned the first farm animal in the United States, died of cancer last week. He was 49. Yang directed the University of Connecticut's Center for Regenerative Biology and, in 1999, a Holstein called Amy that Yang cloned was born. "Jerry was one of the greatest scientists and cloning pioneers of our time," Robert Lanza, chief science officer at Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, told the Hartford Courant.

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.