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They Both Have "Me" In The Name, Too

At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei points readers to Ann Turner's comparison of 23andMe and DecodeMe. As a customer of both services, she's had a good look at both and offers up comments on their coverage (don't base your decision on mtDNA or Y features unless you're interested in what she calls "deep ancestry") as well as graphical user interfaces, genome browsing features, and medical aspects. Despite the probability of less expensive tests becoming available soon, "if you decide to proceed, I don't think you can go wrong with either company," she writes.

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.