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Who Needs Conferences Anyway?

While checking out Dell's users blog, Deepak Singh of bbgm stumbled upon a post on a healthcare social networking website called BioMedExperts. Sponsored by Dell, it’s "the first literature-based social networking platform," and it’s free. Singh considers it a cross between Connotea and LinkedIn, and says he’d use it if they beef up certain features -- "data portability is going to be the 2008 mantra," he writes.

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.