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When's the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony?

Eye on DNA's Hsien-Hsien Lei reports that Navigenics' doors might be opening in April. The company's website launched last August and now Portfolio.com says Navigenics will begin providing its $2,500 test next month. Portfolio's David Ewing Duncan also doubts that consumer genomics testing will "ever be as wild or cool as the '90s dotcoms" and right now "much of the information isn't ready for prime time."

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.