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Leaving the American Dream

From an analysis of patent filings, researchers from Duke, Harvard, and New York University discovered that the number of patent applications filed by foreigners residing in the United States tripled over the past 10 years to a little more than 24 percent of all applications, according to this story in the International Herald Tribune. The researchers, however, warn that without changes to immigration policy, these highly skilled foreign nationals will return home and then compete with American companies.


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.