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A New Appreciation for Error Rates

Sandra Porter has a post about errors in DNA sequencing, and she says that uncertainty in error rates is popping up in some cases with next-gen sequencing. In preparation she's been doing for some education materials, she's "been doing many of these assemblies with different small data sets and reviewing the results. It's been quite surprising to realize how frequently errors occur," Porter writes. Check out the post for tips on how to track errors, as well as her conclusion that this points to the need for plenty of redundant data.


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.