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Genomtec: Charudutt Shah

Genomtec announced that Charudutt Shah is joining the board starting August 1. Shah is currently the marketing director at BioMérieux where he is responsible for commercial marketing in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He oversees the launch of BioFire's syndromic infectious disease panels and instruments and develops go to market strategies for the firm's products. He previously worked at Spartan Bioscience as business development director responsible for sales, marketing, and product distribution strategies internationally. Shah was also a global marketing manager at Luminex managing the firm's PCR respiratory viral panel.

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.