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Perhaps MIT Has Enough Computers to Share

Sandra Porter blogs about the difficulty of teaching "bioinformatics when schools work so hard to keep us from using computers." At a community college where she's got a bioinformatics class just starting, Porter found to her dismay that the biotech lab for her students has barely functional laptops with no mice. Sheesh, and GTO thought computer lab issues like this went the way of Pascal.

 

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.