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Compugen Shares Slide 5.5 Percent on Faint Q4

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Compugen slid 5.53 percent, or $.16, to $2.83 in mid-afternoon trading today after the company reported a 20-percent jump in R&D spending and a 12-percent jump in net loss atop weak revenue.
As GenomeWeb News reported this morning, Compugen also said it may need to raise additional cash by the middle of 2009 if it continues spending as it has been.
The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.