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You Give Us Three Links, We Give You Science

Today's edition of Science offers a couple of papers of particular interest to our community. The first comes from lead author Hun-Way Hwang of Johns Hopkins. Hwang's team demonstrates ($) that a specific human microRNA is driven by a snippet of sequence to localize to the nucleus.

In another paper, lead author Bo Huang from Stanford and crew report on a microfluidic chip ($) they designed to count fluorescently labeled proteins of low abundance in a single cell. Contents of the cell are separated by electrophoresis before being quantified by the fluorescence detection.

And in a letter cosigned by Mark Gerstein and Michael Seringhaus ($) of Yale University, the authors note that the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, like many others before it, celebrates the structural analysis of a biomolecule. "It would ... seem that the surest road to Stockholm is through a crystal tray," the authors conclude.

 

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.