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Oh My! More Risk Alleles

In three new studies, researchers linked more genes to the risk of developing breast cancer. In Sunday's online early edition of Nature, researchers led by Douglas Easton report that their two-stage genome-wide association study of more than 200,000 SNPs uncovered five novel loci associated with breast cancer. Two other studies, published in Nature Genetics, also found gene variants associated with breast cancer, some of which overlap with those reported in Easton's study.

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.