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Doing It All

At Under the Microscope, Tunisia Riley speaks with Emily Monosson, who wrote 2008's Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, about how things have changed for women, especially mothers, in the laboratory during the last decade. "In the past it was more limited to traditional, full time research careers," Monosson says, adding that now there are more part-time and non-tenure-track careers. "It also seems the more opportunities there are for women to combine science with family life, the more women will stick with sciences." For the next 10 years, Monosson says that fathers, too, will call for better daycare and flexible schedules.

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.