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Agilent Technologies released its SureSelect Kinome Target Enrichment Kit, which allows researchers to focus sequencing studies on expressed kinases — potentially important biomarkers of disease and potential drug targets.

The assay targets genes for more than 500 known kinases, plus a number of cancer genes and untranslated regions, according to the company. The assay was developed by Rene Bernards of The Netherlands Cancer Institute at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital.

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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.