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The Brightest

To come up with its annual list of young innovators, Technology Review says it searches "for people who are tackling important problems in transformative ways." Among those people are Yemi Adesokan, Miriah Meyer, Jeff Hammerbacher, and Andrew Phillips. Adesokan founded a company called Pathogenica that aims to develop sequencing technologies to diagnose infectious disease while Meyer is creating a program for comparative genomics. Hammerbacher, though, is focused on developing Hadoop, open-source database project, to handle vast amounts of data. And Phillips is writing software to aid researchers in designing synthetic microbes.

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.