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Qiagen: Jean-Pascal Viola

Qiagen has appointed Jean-Pascal Viola as senior vice president, head of the molecular diagnostics business area, in addition to his current role as leader of corporate business development and intellectual property and litigation, which he assumed in 2015. Viola will also continue to serve as a member of Qiagen's executive committee. He joined Qiagen in 2005 and has held various roles in Singapore, the US, and Germany. Since joining the business development team in 2007, he played a leading role in the acquisitions of Cellestis, Stat-Dx, NeuMoDx, and the assets of Forumlatrix related to digital PCR.

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.