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Linus Torvalds, Making New Friends

Two nonprofit groups will merge to form the Linux Foundation, an organization that aims to promote standards and defend the operating system against IP lawsuits, according to this article in the Mercury News. The Free Standards Group and the Open Source Development Labs, where Linus Torvalds works, will come together under the leadership of Jim Zemlin.

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.