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The Sound of Genetics

The New London Chamber Choir will debut "new choral work inspired by their very own genes" at the Royal Society of Medicine's "Music from the Genome" event tomorrow, says the Wellcome Trust. "The event takes its title from a Wellcome Trust-funded project of the same name, which brings together the new composition, 'Allele,' with a piece of original scientific research — an investigation into the genetic determinants of musical ability," the organization's statement reads. Andrew Morley, the project's director, compared DNA samples from 250 choral singers with those obtained from 250 non-musicians. Data from the 41 members of the NLCC is woven in composer Michael Zev's 'Allele.'

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.