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'Wee Beasties'

Improbable Research points to a "stop-motion history of microbiology" at YouTube. The video's producers, at Rev Men Studios, used Lego toys to animate the educational content. A character donning a monocle narrates the stories of Antony van Leeuwenhoek and Louis Pasteur. Upon discovering "animalcules" under his microscope, Lego van Leeuwenhoek says, "Hello wee beasties! I see you!"

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.