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In Control

Scripp's Eric Topol "wants to digitize you by collecting streams of your anatomical, physiological, and biological data and uploading them to your iPhone (or PC) for easy and constant accessibility," says Future Tense, a collaboration between Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. Topol's new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care, calls for patients to take control of their healthcare and advocate for personalized medicine. "We've got to get the consumers to drive this thing," Topol says.

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.