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Toxic Relationship with Toxicogenomics?

Keith Robison has a post on his Omics! Omics! blog about the toxicogenomics field and his take on the recent announcement that Entelos plans to acquire Iconix. Despite the appeal of killing off toxic compounds earlier in the discovery and development process, "toxicogenomics is an area which just hasn't panned out as a business model," Robison writes. "It may well be yet another area where Big Pharma doesn't really see the advantage of small biotech in doing it, or perhaps doesn't trust that work to outsiders."

 

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.