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Time to Take Matters into Your Own Hands

In case the good folks at the US National Academy of Sciences are growing tired of releasing their election-year reports advocating good government practices to promote science and technology, Chris Mooney understands. His article at Science Progress says that "these valuable reports have been more or less ignored" by the Bush administration. Perhaps in response, recent reports have begun to "call upon the nation's scientific community -- and particularly its membership societies -- to appoint its most promising young researchers to serve in government science and technology posts," Mooney adds.

 

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.