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Thank Goodness for Non-Traditional Models

Ewan Birney blogs about what he learned at Cold Spring Harbor's Biology of Genomes meeting last week. "As always, it was a great meeting," he writes. "Highlights for me was seeing the 1,000 genomes data starting to flow -- it is clear that the shift in technology is going to change the way we think about population genomics -- and for me, the best session was one on 'non-traditional models' -- Dogs, Horses and Cows, where the ability to do cost effective genotyping has completely revolutionised this field." He also includes more detailed looks at what his EBI teammates presented, such as Velvet and the Enredo-Pecan-Ortheus pipeline at Ensembl.

 

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.