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Universities Step Up

The University of Wisconsin's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning says more universities are participating in its effort to enhance STEM graduate education, with a particular focus on teaching future educators, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Ticker blog. The program aims to "prepare graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to become better teachers," the blog says, and 25 institutions will now participate. The project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and teaches researchers to use the scientific method in their classrooms as well as in their labs, the Chronicle 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.