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Verily: Amy Abernethy

Verily has appointed Amy Abernethy as president of its clinical research business. Abernethy was most recently principal deputy commissioner of food and drugs and acting chief information officer at the US Food and Drug Administration. Prior to her role at FDA, Abernethy was chief medical officer, chief scientific officer, and senior vice president of Flatiron Health, now part of Roche. Abernethy has also been a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine; director of the Center for Learning Health Care in the Duke Clinical Research Institute; and director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program in the Duke Cancer Institute.

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.