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Mouse, Again?

Thomas Mailund's latest post on the mouse genome harks back to a recent point raised by Sandra Porter: When is a genome sequence actually completed? Mailund expresses his surprise at a new PLoS Biology paper that says that the mouse genome is now complete — he'd thought it already had been finished. "Oh well, in any case the distinction between a draft and complete genome sequence is a bit artificial anyway. It is really only a matter of degree," Mailund concludes.

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.