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An Arrest in the Annie Le Case

Raymond Clark III, an animal lab technician at Yale University, was arrested earlier today for the murder of Annie Le, reports the New York Times. His bail has been set at $3 million. New Haven police say he had been a "person of interest" since Monday because of bruises and scratch marks on his chest and arms and that DNA evidence later obtained also connected him to the case. Yesterday afternoon Connecticut's chief medical examiner released that the cause of Le's death was strangulation. Clark and Le worked in the same building where Le's body was found. "It is important to note that this is not about urban crime, university crime, domestic crime but an issue of workplace violence, which is becoming a growing concern around the country," says New Haven Police Chief James Lewis. Yale President Richard Levin adds in a statement that "it is frightening that a member of our own community might have committed this terrible crime. But we must not let this incident shatter our trust in one another."

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.