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In Case All Your Programming Lately Has Been Staid

Over at Omics! Omics!, Keith Robison blogs about the dynamic programming alignment algorithm and why all bioinformatics programmers should write one. "It's great practice & nothing illustrates an algorithm like trying to implement it," he writes. Plus, he adds, you'll learn about yourself as a programmer, because the myriad choices you make in your own implementation tell a lot about your priorities.

 

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.