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Bioinnovation No More

Science Insider reports that Pfizer's Biotherapeutics and Bioinnovation Center in San Francisco will not come to fruition. In 2007, Corey Goodman had been recruited to head that center and "bring the entrepreneurial spirit of biotech into the pharma fold." After Pfizer bought Wyeth, Goodman left and the San Francisco Chronicle adds that Pfizer is pulling out of its lease for the center.

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.