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Rockin' Out

Keep an eye out for the June issue of GQ (no, we're serious). Eleven researchers, including Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci, Eric Topol, Dale Schenk, and Harold Varmus, will be featured in a photo spread as "Rock Stars of Science" along with five musicians. The genesis for the spread was the results from a survey done for Chicago's Museum of Science that found many Americans couldn't name a living scientist — but did know who Britney Spears was. (Albert Einstein, however, was better known than Spears.) The musicians hanging out with the big-name scientists are Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Will.i.am, Joe Perry, and Seal.

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.