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Open Access and DNA Storage

In the latest post at the Evilutionary Biologist, blogger John Dennehy urges readers to sign the Petition for Public Access to Publicly Funded Research in the United States.

And if open-source science doesn't move you, scroll down a bit for Dennehy's post on DNA data storage and the concept of encoding messages in DNA sequence for future reference. Could this kind of storage technology one day replace CDs, DVDs, and the like?

 

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.