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Personalized Medicine Climbs the Ranks

Wall Street Journal has a report on Medco Health Solutions' new partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration "to study the role of patients' genetic makeup in prescribing medications, a collaboration aimed at expanding the scientific evidence for 'personalized medicine,'" the article says. "The two-year agreement calls for Medco to deliver reports to the FDA about pharmacogenomic testing, including physician participation in such testing and the usefulness of testing in prescribing medicines."

 

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.