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The Pitfalls of Sequencing

There are three potential solutions to the insurance fears raised by individual genomic sequencing, says Jason Bobe at the Personal Genome. Patient advocates want everyone to be sequenced and protected by law, free-market purists don't care if people are tested or not but they do not want the rules to change, and ignotarians advise people not to be tested to relieve them of the obligation to tell their insurance company the results, explains Bobe.

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.