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Laboratory for Advanced Medicine: Aarif Nakhooda

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine has appointed Aarif Nakhooda as CFO. He was most recently CFO of Amazon Retail Singapore. He also previously served as head of finance for Amazon Prime worldwide and Amazon Prime Transportation. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked in transaction advisory services for Ernst & Young. Based in Irvine, California, Laboratory for Advanced Medicine is commercializing tests for the early detection of cancer from a blood draw by using AI technology to identify cfDNA methylation patterns.

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.