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Two Buffetts and a Biotech

Fortune magazine offers us an article about how 23andme -- which, in case you've been living under a rock, is the biotech startup co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google's Sergey Brin -- used DNA analysis to answer the question we've all been wondering: Are Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett related? No word on specifics of the analysis, but apparently musical talent and investing talent are not genetically linked.

 

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.