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Broad Institute: Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt has been appointed as chair of the Broad Institute's board of directors. He will begin his term on June 8 and will succeed Louis Gerstner Jr., who has served as chair of the board since 2013. Schmidt joined the board in 2012. He is the former CEO and chair of Google and a cofounder of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropy organization. Prior to Google, he held leadership positions at Novell and Sun Microsystems.

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.