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GenTegra Ahlstrom GenSaver Card

GenTegra and Ahlstrom have launched the Ahlstrom GenSaver collection card for dried blood spots. The card, which is available in several formats, protects DNA in dried blood spots for more than 20 years without freezing. It combines special paper and GenTegra-DNA Active Chemical Protection, a chemical matrix that helps preserve DNA in the dry state.  

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.