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Personalized Genetic Tests in the Curriculum

In order to learn more about personalized genetic testing, some pathology residents at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston will be looking at their own DNA, says the Boston Globe. Mark Boguski, a professor of pathology, developed the class, which will include lectures and researching the science behind the tests, after having his own genes tested by three different companies. He says this will "prepare our trainees — not because the technology is ready for prime time today, but people are using it, and it's clear it's going to play a role in the future."

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.