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InformedDNA: Paul Danao, Jacqueline Kosecoff

Genetic services provider InformedDNA has named Paul Danao as chief growth officer, and appointed Jacqueline Kosecoff to its board as an independent director. Danao previously held senior leadership roles at several healthcare technology and service companies including BlueCross BlueShield Association, AIM Specialty Health, and Healthcare Payment Specialists. Kosecoff is a managing partner at Moriah Partners, and senior advisor at Warburg Pincus. Previously she served as a senior executive with UnitedHealth Group-PacifiCare, where she was CEO of OptumRx. She also was founder, president, and COO of Protocare, and prior to that served as professor of medicine and public health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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.