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A Mammoth Project

Scientists, says an article from the New York Times' Week in Review, hope to recover preserved eggs from a baby mammoth that was found in the permafrost of Siberia. Then, they might see if elephant sperm can fertilize the egg. Other researchers, continues the article, are taking another approach to studying mammoths by piecing together the mammoth's genome to insert into an elephant egg.

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.