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Paul Song

Cynvenio Biosystems has hired Paul Song as its chief medical officer to oversee the firm's translational and clinical research programs. He will be responsible for all clinical utility activities, including trial definition, institutional partner selection, and patient stratification. He also will coordinate global activities with international partners, in particular those in Europe and China. Song is on the faculty at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and is CMO at AT-Gen. He is also a senior adviser at Berg Health.

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.