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Pacific Biosciences: Neil Ward

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Neil Ward as VP and general manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ward comes to PacBio from Illumina, where he was senior sales director for Northern Europe. Prior to his 13 years at Illumina, he held bioinformatics and sales roles at Agilent Technologies, Silicon Genetics, Oxford Biomedica, and Celltech. Ward holds a master's degree in bioinformatics from the University of Manchester.

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.