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Centogene: New CentoXome

Centogene has launched New CentoXome, a whole-exome sequencing test that the company claims increases diagnostic yield by up to 20 percent compared to conventional WES assays. The test offers enhanced coverage of the exome, mitochondrial genome, and medically relevant genes and variants. It also has improved clinical reporting based on bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and analysis of Centogene's database by medical experts, according to the firm.

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.