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The Teeny Tiniest Mass Spec You Ever Did See

Here's a story in the Guardian about scientists who are building a portable mass spectrometer (warning: be prepared for a snootful of Star Trek references). The article focuses on Graham Cooks from Purdue University as well as Ian Stockford and Stephen Morgan from Nottingham University. Getting rid of sample prep significantly speeds up the tiny instruments, but no word yet on resolution.

 

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.