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Can't You Just Use a Label Maker?

The new edition of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols offers a couple of free-access methods. One protocol describes growing cells in a particular medium that marks the cells with nitrogen-15 so that they can be distinguished from other cells by mass spec. Another protocol describes how to tag DNA probes with visibly different fluorescent markers.

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.