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Maybe Greek Mythology Wasn't So Far Off

William Saletan opines in Slate on the feasibility — and the growing acceptance — of humanizing animals for the purposes of scientific and medical studies. Included in the many examples: using animals to create humanized antibodies and making humanized mice with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Though he's definitely in favor of humanizing mice brains for disease research, he does mention that at first ethicists from Stanford University were not. Do the mice get to chime in what they think?

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.