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Not Quite to the Poorhouse, Though

The new FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg will be giving up much of her income, reports the Wall Street Journal. Along with her husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, Hamburg made $10 million last year, mainly from Brown's hedge fund holdings and stocks (as FDA chief, she'll bring in $150,000). The Health Blog adds that Hamburg and Brown will give up some hedge-fund holdings and Brown already has sold shares in Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Medco Health Solutions, which he had inherited. Hamburg will also be giving up stock and options from Henry Schein.

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.