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New Products: Gentris' Pharmacogenomics Services

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Gentris will now offer Affymetrix's DMET Plus as one of its pharmacogenomics services. The Morrisville, NC-based firm said that it recently integrated Affy's GCS3000 platform into its CLIA-certified laboratory and has already commenced a number of clinical studies, including oncology clinical trials, using the DMET Plus assay. DMET Plus allows drug developers to understand how variations in drug metabolism enzymes and drug transporters between patients affects adverse drug responses and treatment efficacy.

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.