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Bionano Genomics: Jason Priar

Bionano Genomics has appointed Jason Priar as chief commercial officer. He will lead the commercial teams in the firm's platforms and services businesses.

Priar comes to Bionano from PerkinElmer Genomics, where he was VP of commercial in the firm's global labs business. Previously, he led sales at Sema4 and GeneDx.

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.