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10x Genomics Chromium Single Cell Controller

10x Genomics has launched the Chromium Single Cell Controller, a massively scalable tool for comprehensive single cell analysis. The instrument can interrogate hundreds to millions of cells, and features a simple and comprehensive workflow which enables users to quickly and easily prepare single cell sequencing libraries in less than one workday, the company said. Additionally, the instrument includes an easy-to-use software suite for rapid analysis and visualization of very large single cell datasets. It can also support a variety of applications, including the existing Chromium Single Cell 3' Solution for single cell transcriptomics. The system is accompanied by Chromium Single Cell 3' reagent kits and features full compatibility with Illumina HiSeq, NextSeq and MiSeq sequencers. It's currently available at an introductory price of $50,000.

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.