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Soon, We'll Know the Gene for High-Profile Romances

Ben Affleck is joining the group of individuals giving their DNA to the Genographic Project for analysis, reports the Boston Globe. The Project is using DNA from people's cheek swabs to learn about human migration and the participants learn about their ancestry. The New England Revolution soccer player, Marshall Leonard, learned that in addition to his African-American heritage, he also had ancestors from Finland and Asia. The Globe added that Affleck's results were not available.

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.