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A Long Way to Go, But Making Strides

David Dooling at PolITiGenomics blogs about the cancer-related efforts going on at Washington University's genome center. He discusses both the Tumor Sequencing Project and The Cancer Genome Atlas, noting that "we need a better molecular, DNA-level understanding of the many diseases collectively called cancer." He adds, "These cancer sequencing efforts, especially whole-genome cancer sequencing, are increasing our understanding of cancer at a very rapid pace, laying the groundwork for more individualized approaches to treatment."


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.