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What Do You Mean There's No Turtles?

Malaysia is thinking about cloning leatherback turtles, says this wire story. These turtles are endangered – the number of their nest sites has dropped to 10 from 5,000 in the 1960s – and the fisheries department wants to spend $9 million to increase the turtle's numbers. Critics, though, say the plan is unlikely to succeed since no reptile has ever been cloned.

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.