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Ron Price

Accelerate Diagnostics has appointed Ron Price its senior vice president and head of commercial operations for the Americas. He replaces Pete Bantock, who moves to the newly created position of chief culture officer and head of human resources. 

Price joins Accelerate from Roche Diagnostics, where he was vice president, Point of Care, Commercial Operations. Prior to this, he held various leadership positions at Ventana Medical Systems, a Roche firm, and at Bayer.

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.