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That's All You Have to Do?

There are three options available for people to get a look into their genomic profile, says a how-to wiki over at Wired. The first two options, going to a genetic counselor or going through a company, are described in brief in favor of a five-step DIY-approach to genome sequencing. All you have to do, according to the wiki, is swab a cheek, buy a couple of kits, PCR machine, and a sequencer and you're off to the races. Matt Mealiffe, at DNA and You, blogs, "I think the world of Wired, but in case it is not clear to the early adopters out there... Wired is probably not where you want to get your medical advice."

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.