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Ramen Noodles Are Yummy

Everyone knows that postdocs are miserably underpaid, and CNN says it's due to the influx of foreign students. Lou Dobbs asks why so many visas are still being handed out. At the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo says Dobbs sees the right problem, but has the wrong answer. Palazzo says that most postdoc salaries are set by NIH guidelines. "So if you really care about the future of science in the US, Lou Dobbs, then lobby the government to change the guidelines issued by the NIH and other governmental agencies," he writes.

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.