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On the Bright Side, Therapists Should See a Steady Stream of Business

In a New York Times article that some researchers will surely regret being interviewed for, scientists discuss the increasing use of their own children as research subjects. The argument is that "studying their children allows for more in-depth research and that the children make reliable participants in an era of scarce research financing," the article reports. One scientist is quoted as saying, "You need subjects, and they're hard to get." Well, that's got great parenting written all over it.

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.