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Time to Nominate Your Friends

Two calls for nominations are out. The deadline for the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research's Milstein Prize is May 1st. According to a press release, this award honors an individual "who has made outstanding contributions to research related to interferons and cytokines either in a basic or clinical field, and who has achieved international recognition as a result of those contributions."

In addition, the nomination process for the 2011 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research has begun. This award goes to someone "who has contributed outstanding, substantial research to the fight against cancer and whose accomplishments have helped improve treatment options for cancer patients."

Speaking of awards, Bruce Alberts has won the 2010 Vannevar Bush Award for his lifetime contribution to science in the US. "We are pleased to recognize Bruce for his dedication to the creativity, openness and tolerance that define science, passion for improving the human condition and transformational and inspirational leadership in science education, international capacity building and the tireless pursuit of a 'scientific temperament' for the world," Steven Beering, the chair of the National Science Board, said in a statement. (HT: Larry Moran at Sandwalk.)

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.