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Australia or New Jersey?

The Scientist has compiled its list of the best spots to work in academia, both in the US and abroad. Topping the US list is Princeton University which is strong in "tenure and promotion" as well as "peers" but weak in "pay" and job satisfaction. Also among the top 15 US institutes are Children's Hospital Boston, the Trudeau Institute, and the Institute for Systems Biology. Internationally, the top honor goes to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, followed by the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel. In an accompanying article, Lauren Urban writes that "there are certain places where you expect research to be happening ... but also among the winners of this year's survey are few places that don't automatically spring to mind as hot beds of research." She points out that INRA-Versailles in France has an "ideal location for agricultural and environmental research" and that "despite the lack of a graduate program, there is still a strong emphasis on research" at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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.